Spectra is a documentary film festival celebrating the perspectives and the people that make up the Asian American identity.
The inspiration came out of watching films in Asian American studies classes in college. Because the class films were only available at the library on grainy, dated VHS tapes and at least thirty years old, the content wasn't up to date or as relevant anymore. It got me thinking - how can the AAS department invigorate the curriculum for current and prospective students, when it doesn't have the funding?
Hosting a film festival could be a way to showcase films by current film makers, be enjoyed by both students and general public, and part of the revenue generated could help invigorate the AAS department's media catalog. Additionally, individuals can learn more about the issues discussed in the films, which are tied back to courses offered by the AAS department.
Role: Concept & Design