1997 Revisited "Asian American New Wave" Revisited Podcast

We dared to re-shoot the 1997 photo. I think the prize goes to Michael on the upper right. Look at his face on both. Amazing. 1997-2009. 12 years have passed and honestly, I didn’t have enough time with everyone and it actually would have been nice to talk a little bit longer. It really was important, but honestly, at 20 minutes our panel was much too short. I left it all very unsatisfied. I think there were plenty of questions that could and would have been asked, and it would have been nice to hear from everyone about them. What little we did talk about was interesting, but just barely scratched the surface.

In case you don’t know. That’s Chris Chan Lee, Justin Lin, Rea Tajiri, Myself, Quentin Lee, and Michael Aki. The rest of the photos are just some images from the green room, right before we went up there.

Click here to hear the Podcast of the panel discussion.
or link to iTunes

more photos up at flickr.


  1. Yumyumcha
    04 October 09, 8:03pm

    It was fun…at least I had a good time.

  2. Yumyumcha
    05 October 09, 8:53am

    Oh, and thanks for dinner too. That was nice.

  3. MsMo
    05 October 09, 9:40pm

    awww… i agree, eric. i wish you all had more time to speak. that time period was so important in regards to asian american cinema and all of you contributed to it.

    more than anything, though, the thing i left with was that we do, indeed, have a semblance now of a real community. it's taken ten years (and much more, indeed, than that, but at least for our generation, we have a real group now that has contributed in some way or another). we just need to find more time and opportunity to come together, put our heads together, and parlay our experiences into that "something more"…

    it's always great seeing you and hearing what you have to say… xo

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