Seeing Asia


How do we see Asia? How does our seeing reflect what we have seen via film and other media? Join ASNC's Young Professionals Group (YPG) for an exploration of the ways in which film and media shape our understanding of Asia and Asian culture, both in the U.S. and globally. The panel discussion will feature leading journalists and filmmakers who bring a wide range of perspectives and experiences to this complex topic.

The panel will be presented against the backdrop of a Global Lives Project (GLP) 12-screen video installation featuring video of daily life in Kazakhstan, Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Lebanon, South Korea, Vietnam, Nepal and Turkey. Also featuring pop-up cuisine for dinner, cash bar, and music. This event is part of Global Wednesdays, a Global Lives Project initiative designed to spark discussions about global citizenship, new media, and film education.

ASYPG is an association of young professionals who share a strong interest in Asia. Its members are talented, savvy, and globally-minded future leaders in their twenties and thirties. Membership in the ASYPG is only $45 a year. Join today at ASYPG’s secure website. Benefits include free or discounted admission to all of Asia Society Northern California’s year-round programs and invitations to members-only programs. In addition, ASYPG members enjoy the benefits of connecting with fellow like-minded professionals and leaders, building professional and personal networks, and sharing ideas. To learn more about the ASYPG, please visit our website or Facebook page. 

The Global Lives Project is a video library of life experience, designed to cultivate empathy across cultures. We curate an ever-expanding collection of films that faithfully capture 24 continuous hours in the lives of individuals from around the world. We explore the diversity of human experience through the medium of video, and encourage discussion, reflection, and inquiry about the wide variety of cultures, ethnicities, languages, and religions on this planet. Our goal is to foster empathy and cross-cultural understanding.


Ivan Jaigirdar, Executive Director, 3rd i Films
Mary Kay Magistad
, (moderator) East Asia correspondent, The World 
Masashi Niwano
, Festival & Exhibitions Director, Center for Asian American Media
Naomi Ture
, filmmaker, Global Lives Project 

Program Agenda:

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.   Registration, Music Performance & Happy Hour
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.   Panel Discussion
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.   Food, Music & Networking

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Event Details

Wed 25 Jun 2014
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Folsom Street Foundry, 1425 Folsom Street, San Francisco
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