Asian American Film Lab Launches "discrimiNATION" Multi-Media Project To Combat Anti-AAPI Hate

The Asian American Film Lab Commissions a Multi-Media Project Under Their AAFL TV Production Arm to Combat Anti-AAPI Hate
NEW YORK - Feb. 1, 2022 - PRLog -- As anti-Asian hate crimes continue to spike across the nation, the Asian American Film Lab ("Film Lab") has commissioned a multimedia project to combat the hate.  The project, coordinated by Film Lab's President, actor Jennifer Betit Yen, and Secretary, audio engineer Ray Lanuza, will showcase stories from across the nation, including the 20/20 hindsight advice and insights of those who have experienced racism and discrimination.

"This level of anti-AAPI racism is really unprecedented in my lifetime," Lanuza said.  "Bullies can use creativity to try to get around the law and get away with discriminatory acts, like 'I'll punch her but I won't use a racial slur while I do it so it won't count as a hate crime.'  We at Film Lab wanted to use creativity to reclaim the narrative."

People are invited to share their poems, stories, films, and/or pictures about anti-Asian discrimination they've experienced or witnessed with the Film Lab at or on social @AsAmFilmLab #DiscrimiNATION. Everyone is asked to include their best advice and insights for others facing a similar situation.

About the Film Lab

The Film Lab is a non-profit 501(c)(3) headquartered in New York City that provides free or low cost programming to promote and support ethnic and gender diversity in film and television. The membership comprises professionals, artists and other talented individuals who all share the common goal of creating great film and promoting Asian American filmmakers and other filmmakers from underrepresented groups, and the visibility of their stories and characters in film and television.  Film Lab's programming includes the Industry Spotlight program, in which established industry professionals share their knowledge, expertise and advice via filmmaking workshops, screenings and more.  Other Film Lab programs include Unfinished Works, a program for aspiring writers in which selected writers have their pieces performed by Film Lab Actor Directory members in a public table read, followed by a workshop moderated by Film Lab Unfinished Works Coordinator.  The Film Lab also holds film competitions including the annual 72 Hour Shootout®, which has inspired hundreds of filmmakers by helping nascent talent take brave steps towards a filmmaking career.

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