VC's Sundance Recap: Elevating Asian Pacific American Artists

Visual Communications was in Park City, Utah this past weekend for the "Elevate, Incubate & Demonstrate: Advancing Asian American Artists" panel, which featured a thoughtful conversation on the state of Asian Pacific American artists in media.

Moderated by David Magdael (David Magdael & Associates), the panel guests were Anne Lai (Creative Producing Initiatives Director, Sundance Institute); Lisa Nishimura (VP Original Documentaries, Netflix); Effie Brown (Producer, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE); Brickson Diamond (Chair, The Blackhouse Foundation); Grace Lee (Filmmaker, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS); Justin Chon (Actor/Filmmaker, GOOK), and Philip Fung (Co-Founder, A3 Foundation). 

During the conversation, the panelists discussed using storytelling as a form of activism and providing communities where artists can feel empowered. Check out Visual Communications' Twitter to see live tweets from the event.

The event was sponsored by Center for Asian American Media, Ryse Media, Asian Pacific Filmmakers Experience, Visual Communications, and Morning Calm Solutions.