Re: [Videolib] Fwd: Fox Movie Channel and Asian Coalition/Charlie

Jessica Rosner (
Wed, 03 Sep 2003 14:25:04 -0400

only bad thing so far is that 3 of the 4 titles listed for Sept are from
the Sidney Toler Chan's which were generally inferior to the Warner Oland
Chan's. I assume they will eventually broadcast them all.
I don't have a problem with the intro's but I do worry the after effects
of who decides when a film is supposed to have someone "explain" a
stereotype and if in general this is just going to keep places like
Fox from broadcasting films that "might" cause offense just to avoid the
problem. I DON'T see either the MR. MOTO or Will Rogers films re-listed
YET and these were also pulled due to potentially offensive material

Just don't like the idea of someone having to decide that some films
contain offensive material and can only be shown with "explanation"
but I am very glad Charlie is back and await groups opinion on
CHARLIE CHAN AT THE OPERA re the ORIGINAL charge that the character
was demeaning and subservient.

Jessica Rosner
Kino International
333 W 39th St. 503
NY NY 10018

> From: Gary Handman <> > Reply-To: > Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2003 09:07:44 -0700 > To: > Subject: [Videolib] Fwd: Fox Movie Channel and Asian Coalition/Charlie Chan > > > Even though videolib-ers weren't credited in this press release (guess > we're lumped together with the great, couch-bound mass of "viewers"), I > have no doubt we made a difference. > > Check it out... > >> Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 08:43:54 -0800 (PST) >> From: >> To: >> Subject: Fox Movie Channel and Asian Coalition/Charlie Chan >> X-Mailer: Earthlink Web Access Mail version 3.0 >> >> Gary, >> >> Attached is the press release from the Fox Movie Channel about the new >> broadcast of four Charlie Chan films. NAATA, as part of the APA Media >> Coalition, was able to work with FMC to put together a panel of >> distinguished scholars, writers and activists to set the context for the >> Charlie Chan films. Among the panelists are Peter Feng, author of several >> books on Asian American Film, Stephen Gong, Pacific Film Archive/Berkeley >> Art Museum, and Helen Zia, author of Asian American Dreams. The panel >> gives remarks before and after each broadcast. >> >> I'll give you more details as I get them. I have not seen the 40 minutes >> of commentary that have been produced with the panel. >> >> take care, >> >> eddie wong > > Gary Handman > Director > Media Resources Center > Moffitt Library > UC Berkeley > > > > "In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, > all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of > spectacles." > --Guy Debord > _______________________________________________ > Videolib mailing list > > >

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