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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Sue Ding

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

Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Documentary Shorts Competition
Screening Category: Documentary Short
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 16 mins