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YKCC Annual Asian American Film Fest

Event Details

November 6—November 8, 2019 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Campus Center

Room: Amherst Room and Rm. 165

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Lily Tang

The YKCC  Annual Asian American Film Fest (AAFF), on campus will take place again this fall for the 2nd time. Invited filmmakers and actors will show their films and be on campus to discuss how they use their platforms to spread knowledge and awareness of different social and historical issues. This year, the AAFF is exploring the intersections of Asian/Asian Am identity with the complexity of gender identities and sexual orientations; there will be dialogue on the societal expectations with these identities

The AAFF will be held for three days where invited guests will perform, as follows:

11/6 - Asian American Feminism: Katytarika Bartel, Filmmaker and co-founder of the ANGRY ASIAN GIRLS
Amherst Room, 10th Floor, Campus Center

Katytarika Bartel (they/she) is an artist, educator, and organizer based in Boston, MA. Katytarika is a queer, mixed race Thai-American photographer and award-winning filmmaker interested in shining light on spaces of in-between.

11/7 - LGBTQ Asian American Experience: Patrick G. Lee, Filmmaker
Rm. 165, Campus Center

Patrick G. Lee (he/they) is a queer Korean American documentary filmmaker, writer, and community organizer. He is interested in building collaborative, community-based approaches to filmmaking that reject traditional hierarchies of authority and that equip queer and trans people of color with media-making skills.

11/8 - Unpacking Asian American Masculinity: Mike Bow, Actor and Youtuber
Amherst Room, 10th Floor, Campus Center
Mike Bow is an actor and Youtuber known for frequent collaborations with Wong Fu Productions which has over 3 Million subscribers and LeendaDProductions which has over 1 million subscribers. He gained particular recognition as the “Soondooboo” Bachelor from Wong Fu’s viral hit “Asian Bachelorette” (currently at 11.4 million views) and portrayed Nick Young the parody, Crazy CHEAP Asians. He has

His acting credits include The Maze Runner, How To Get Away With Murder (ABC), Grey’s Anatomy (ABC), and SWAT (CBS) and the teen drama, TURNT.


  • Equal Opportunity Office 
  • Women for UMass 
  • Political Science Department 
  • International Programs Office (IPO)
  • Isenberg Diversity & Inclusion Office
  • Communications Department
  • Commonwealth Honors College 
  • Sociology Department
  • Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies
  • Civic Engagement & Service Learning
  • Women of Color Leadership Network
  • Stonewall Center
  • Asian and Asian American Studioes Certificate Program
  • The Asian American Commission 
  • UMass Five College Federal Credit Union
  • Engage, Connect, Serve, Achieve (ECSA) Grant
  • Nuance DRC




The Campus Center is located in the middle of campus at 1 Campus Center Way. Parking is available in the Campus Center Garage.

More details on directions and parking.

Event Category

Diversity Film Screening