The Academy Awards are a means of validation and recognition that rewards challenging films made by women and people of color on the grandest stage in Hollywood.
Having an idea is one thing, but the arduous task of manifesting it in the studio or on canvas is something else. A filmmaker’s efforts are doubled if they don’t appear as their white, male colleagues and it warrants recognition for their soul-baring work.
Prior to the cancellation of it’s screening, Long Beach State Associated Students Inc. were giving students the chance to view Bong Joon-ho’s film Parasite, which made history at the 92nd Academy Awards as the first foreign film to win best picture. It means a lot more than earning a little golden man.
This year further validated the argument that filmmakers of Asian descent deserve a seat at the table as serious auteurs of our time.
Parasite’s success stands as a testament to Asian cinema, transcending the boundaries that lie between Best Picture and Best Foreign Film. Asian films exist on…