Things to Know From Angry Asian America
U.S. Citizen Mistakenly Put in Deportation Proceedings Returns to America
A U.S. citizen and former refugee, who was put in deportation proceedings years ago, has finally returned to the country from Cambodia. Sok Loeun, who had first arrived in the United States legally with refugee status, landed in San Francisco on Wednesday after spending five years in Cambodia.
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The FBI’s China Obsession
Harry Sheng, a Chinese American engineer, was one of hundreds of people surveilled under a previously unreported FBI program that targeted ethnic Chinese scientists and students living in the United States — upending lives and paving the way for decades of discrimination.
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Go Back to China
Here’s the new trailer for the comedy Go Back to China, written and directed by Emily Ting. The semi-autobiographical film follows spoiled rich girl Sasha Li (Anna Akana), who after blowing through most of her trust fund, is forced by her father (Richard Ng) to go back to China and work for the family toy business. What begins simply as a way to regain financial support soon develops into a life-altering journey of self-discovery, as Sasha discovers her passion for toy designing and learns to reconnect with her estranged family. Go Back to China hits theaters and VOD on March 6.
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Shadow of the Batgirl
The new DC young adult graphic novel Shadow of the Batgirl, written by Sarah Kuhn with art by Nicole Goux, offers a fresh take on the Batgirl saga, blending a fun adventure-thriller with an existential search for identity and purpose. Teenage assassin Cassandra Cain escapes her cruel captors and seeks to change her path in life by becoming a hero, aspiring to fill the shoes of the missing Batgirl. But can she change from being a ruthless killer to becoming a jusice-serving hero? By the way, if you’re in the Los Angeles area, Sarah Kuhn and Nicole Goux are celebrating the launch of Shadow of the Batgirl at The Ripped Bodice in Culver City on February 8.
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