LUNAR Season 2, Ep 2
(14 min) What does good representation look like? Are we there yet, or do we still have a long way to go? Is representation even that important? In this episode, Asian American Jews unpack representation in the media and beyond, call out stereotypes, shoutout their favorite Asian and/or Jewish role models, and explore the challenges of being Asian American Jews in the entertainment industry.
LUNAR: The Jewish Asian Film Project showcases and celebrates the stories of Asian American Jews, through our upcoming video series, interviews, community events, and more! We’re funded by the Jews of Color Initiative and partnered with Be’chol Lashon to bring you meaningful and engaging content. We facilitate nuanced, honest conversations about identity, covering themes such as media representation, the model minority myth, racism, antisemitism, belonging and inclusion in Jewish spaces, family, culture, and fusion food.
**Please note: Some participants’ identities have evolved since filming this episode in 2020. At 3:23 Lee mentions being non-binary. He now identifies as a trans man but invited us to keep that part of the video intact and clarify here in the description.
The LUNAR Collective (formerly LUNAR: The Jewish-Asian Film Project) cultivates connection, belonging, and visibility for Asian American Jews through intersectional community programming and authentic digital storytelling.
Can you think of a good, accurate representation of a Jewish and/or Asian character in media? What makes them a good representation?
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