For filmmaker and Rosemount native Naomi Ko, Hollywood is racist, sexist, ageist and, to add to the list, regionalist.
So the pandemic really brought to light the wage disparities in the industry.
If we’re not having these nuanced conversations about representation then I just don’t give a fuck about representation.
What makes APIDA filmmakers here very exciting is we’re able to create narratives and talk about stories in a way that I haven’t seen anywhere else.
The one thing that APIDA, and just generally BIPOC filmmakers in Minnesota do really well, is we grew up speaking in code anyway.