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Diversity & Inclusion

A Vested Interest in Asian-Focused Content

In 2011, Comcast created a new Video On Demand destination, Cinema Asian America, as a devoted hub for the rich dynamics of Asian American film creators and casts.

This platform is supported through multiple sources, and most notably through Comcast’s partnership with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and Visual Communications (VC).

Through multi-year financial investments in CAAM and VC, Comcast has not only developed a source for Cinema Asian America original programming, but the investments have also led to enhancing the awareness of Asian American directors and actors.

Cinema Asian America is heavily focused on curating independent films, both documentary and fiction, and each movie is carefully chosen to entertain, inform, or thrill viewers. Select aired films include:

  • Mr. Cao Goes to Washington, by S. Leo Chiang, following the journey of Rep. Joseph Cao, the first Vietnamese American elected to the U.S. Congress.

  • Don’t Lose Your Soul, by Jim Choi and Chihiro Wimbush, a portrait of Bay Area bassist Mark Izu and drummer Anthony Brown, two founders of the Asian American Jazz movement.
  • Mrs. Judo: Be Strong, Be Gentle, Be Beautiful, by Yuriko Gamo Romer, documenting the lifelong journey of Keiko Fukuda, who defied thousands of years of tradition, becoming the highest-ranking woman in judo history.

 

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