Screening Anti-Asian Racism and Misogyny in Film and Television
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, July 20, 2022. :::: In-person event
The global pandemic of COVID-19 has exacerbated anti-Asian racism— the demonization of the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities as viral origins— in the United States.
Working from an archive of recent North American screen works that implicitly and explicitly dramatize, or critique, misogynist racism, this illustrated, interactive presentation workshops key scenes and film stills with audiences.
Collectively, we will form new strategies for inclusion and for identifying tacit forms of anti-Asian misogyny and racism, particularly the manifestation of the ideas of yellow peril and yellow fever.
These case studies reveal that racialized thinking is institutionalized as power relations in the cultural and political life, take the form of political marginalization of minority groups, and cause emotional distress and physical harm within and beyond the fictional universe.