It’s time for Year 5 – Issue 14a of The Geeky Brummie Podcast!
Geeky Brummie – Year 5 – Issue 14a | besea.n | Shang Chi
On this extra special issue Geeky Brummie is joined by Amy and Viv from besea.n, a grassroots movement ,created to shine a light on Britain’s East and South East Asians. We talk about the impact of East Asian and South East Asian under-representation and mis-characterisation in cinema and how it affects the wider cultural perception of how East and South East Asians are viewed in western society. We look at if films like Shang Chi are changing this narrative plus we review the film and postulate on what we’d like to see next.
00:00:00 besean intro, its history and purpose
00:13:30 Asian Cinema, is it transforming?
00:23:00 Attending the Shang Chi Premiere
00:29:00 The legacy of action focused Asian Cinema
00:35:00 Representation behind the screen
00:39:00 Improving representation in the future
00:42:00 British Born Asian actors, Asian theatre & inspiring the next generation
00:47:00 Eternals, Chloe Zhao and keeping characters static
00:56:00 Politics vs Culture
01:06:30 – Shang Chi Review
01:24:45 – Outro