“blasian narratives” film explores how race, identity and heritage impact everyday life
By Eye Candy
January 23, 2017
The Blasian Project is a multimedia undertaking documenting the experience of people of Black and Asian heritage. A lot of discussion and attention is given biracial heritage when it concerns Black and White parents, but very little discourse surrounds “Blasian” families. In the documentary below, seven “Blasian” actors describe the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of being both Black and Asian in America and how the intersections of race, class and identity impact their everyday lives. Our understandings of race, culture, and heritage are continuously being expanded and explored by projects like this and it is extremely important to continue this work, especially at a time where marginalized communities’ voices are being shut out. Stream “The Blasian Project” documentary below and support their cause via Facebook and BlasianProject.org.
By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor
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