The Claudia Kishi Club

For many Asian American women—and other women of color—Claudia Kishi was the first time they saw themselves in popular media. A main character in the best-selling Baby-Sitters Club books, Claudia defied stereotypical portrayals of Asian characters: she was creative, popular, and bad at school. As a blossoming artist, she was a role model for aspiring young creators—many of whom are now making groundbreaking work of their own. Asian American artists and writers share their memories of Claudia and read from their favorite books, alongside stop-motion collages that bring the character to life. Nostalgic yet timely, this film highlights the personal and universal importance of representation.

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Credits

Director:

Sue Ding

Producer:

Sue Ding

Cinematographer:

Travis LaBella, Nick Capezzera

Editor:

Jason Chen, Sue Ding

Sound Designer:

Collin Blendell

Music:

Joshua Lim

Principal Cast:

Naia Cucukov, Gale Galligan, Sarah Kuhn, CB Lee, Yumi Sakugawa, Phil Yu

Contact

Distributor:

Sue Ding
claudiakishiclub@gmail.com

Public Film Contact:

Sue Ding
The Claudia Kishi Club
claudiakishiclub@gmail.com
5186696523

Publicity Contact:

Sue Ding
claudiakishiclub@gmail.com
1-518-669-6523

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2020

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening in:

Documentary Shorts Program 2

Screening Section:

Documentary Shorts Competition

Screening Category:

Documentary Short

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

16 mins