"Those innocuous stereotypes are something we have to fight," the actor says of the Oscars sketch. "I don't consider it funny, and I have a sense of humor."
In the sixth episode of the Asia Society Podcast, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy discusses violence against women who supposedly shame their family.
Actor George Takei called the mea culpa "a bland, corporate response."
A segment resurfacing Asian stereotypes obscures an equally troubling problem: the lack of good roles in Hollywood.
As Ang Lee and Argo took home big honors last night, we reflect on the Asian impression left on the Academy Awards.
Ang Lee holds the trophy for Best Director for the movie Life of Pi in the press room during the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images)
As the world bids 2012 adieu, Asia Blog reminisces over some of the year's most memorable people and events from Asia.
“The Sundance Film Festival in January of 2012 was really the first time I’ve ever been to a film festival,” the first-time director admits.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Daniel Junge won Academy Awards for their 2011 documentary short 'Saving Face,' which addresses the sensitive topic of acid attacks against women in Pakistan.
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