Short film vows to challenge cultural stereotypes

August 28, 2017

Little Asian Girls Facebook Screenshot

Depicting an all-Asian feminist punk band in the early 2000s, Little Asian Girls is a new short film set to paint the many facets of intercultural relationships, as well as, confront cultural conflicts and patriarchy.

Directed and produced by New Zealand-based third year Television students, Jess Fu and Jogai Bhatt, the film will follow the narrative of Cici, a first generation Chinese immigrant who struggles to balance her traditional values with a love for rebellious punk music. Cici (played by Bridget Wong) is the drummer for Yellow Peril, alongside lead singer KZ (Chye-Ling Huang) and bassist Meimei (Amanda Grace Leo). As mentioned in the production's Boosted page, the trio shall face a series of internal conflict among each other while constantly battling within a white, male-dominated punk scene.

"We are passionate about telling this story, as it expresses themes very close to us - themes that are often underrepresented in mainstream media. We want to present a narrative that is empowering and personable for young women of colour and other minority groups, as well as eye-opening to the majority that are often unaware of the micro-aggressions they perpetuate," said the production team.

Little Asian Girls is currently in its pre-production stage.

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