Beyond the Model

Beyond the Model

COVID-19 has not only been a terrible pandemic, but it has also revealed the true attitudes that some Americans have against Asians. There has always been a history of Asian discrimination in America, and this film explores how those events pertain to our current social political climate. Additionally, the perspectives of different generations will be brought forth as they discuss what it is like being Asian in America, including what it was like growing up and if times have truly changed. This film sets the record straight about common misconceptions and shows that Asians can’t just be lumped into a stereotype.

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Jessica Lin


Director: Jessica Lin
Producer: Jessica Lin
Editor: Jessica Lin
Principal Cast: R.J. Lozada, Emilie Hong, Josephine Lee
Additional Credits: Production Support: The Representation Project


Public Film Contact
Erin Kökdil
The Representation Project
Publicity Contact
Erin Kökdil
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2021
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary, Short Film
Screening Category: Texas High School
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 5 mins