Anka Lee on the Star Ferry in Hong Kong
It’s June 4th today. 20 years ago, in Tiananmen Square in Beijing a huge protest movement was violently suppressed. The numbers are disputed, but hundreds, if not thousands were killed in clashes with the military. Tiananmen Square Massacre, June 4 Incident, or just Six-Four — whatever you call it, the event had a big impact on Anka Lee. He was just a kid then, but he remembers the day well. He was born in Hong Kong and was nine years old that summer in 1989. He talks about his memories and the city where he was born in this episode of Global Lives.
Read more on Global Lives #3: Anka Lee’s Hong Kong Perspective on Tiananmen Square…
Anil Kapoor told me I have a “lovely smile.” My mother was pretty excited.
And that says a lot. This 30-year Bollywood veteran is now the kind of star in America who draws attention on a red carpet in Hollywood. Kapoor made his international debut as the dubious host of India’s version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire.
Read more on Global Lives #2: Anil Kapoor…
Posted in India, Los Angeles, United States
Also tagged Ada Tseng, anil kapoor, Bollywood, Gandhi My Father, global film, Hollywood, indian film festival, podcast, who wants to be a millionaire
I did a story about the documentary film Project Kashmir for Asia Pacific Arts. You can see the story and all of APA’s coverage of the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival in their website. I also made my first attempt at making a podcast start-to-finish. I hope these will become more engaging as I keep practicing.
Read more on Global Lives #1: Project Kashmir…