RE(ORIENT): An Original Documentary Series
Released in April 2018, RE(ORIENT) is an ANGRY ASIAN GIRLS original documentary series highlighting Asian Pacific Islander-American (APIA) artists and activists in Boston. Filmed, directed, and edited by Katy Bartel, the series aims to challenge singular-narrative representation of Asian Americans in art and media through its three subjects: poet and designer Ricky Orng, activist and artist Dahn Bi Lee-Hong, and singer-songwriter Haezy Choi.
RE(ORIENT) was an Official Selection of the Boston Asian American Film Festival in 2018. The full series is available on Vimeo.
AFRO CUBA LIBRE
Shot in Havana, Trinidad, and Viñales, AFRO CUBA LIBRE is a short documentary exploring the complex mediations of race and anti-blackness in Cuba. Featuring Afro-Cuban scholar and activist Roberto Zurbano and Dr. Linda Heywood of Boston University, the film poses the
question: what does it mean to identify as Afro-Cuban under the Castros, who claim racism was eradicated in 1959 following the Cuban Revolution?
AFRO CUBA LIBRE received the 2017 EVVY Award for Outstanding Documentary.
Directed by Katy Bartel & Shayna Ferreira