"NAATA's been very, very influential to Asian American filmmakers and a new breed of Asian American artists," says Elaine Kim, UC Berkeley professor of Asian American studies.. It was at NAATA Author: Annie Nakao, Chronicle Staff Writer. The San Francisco-based organization, formerly known as the National Asian American Telecommunications Association (NAATA), has grown into the largest organization dedicated to the advancement of Asian Americans in independent media, specifically the areas of television and filmmaking.
NAATA’s other major distribution arm is as producer of the San Francisco International Asian-American Film Festival, now in its 23rd year. Since 2000, festival attendance has increased by a record 50 percent, to over 25,000 people. The PBS and NAATA Connection: Comparing the Public Spheres of Asian American Film and Video Jun Okada. Public television has been a significant exhibition and broadcast outlet for many American independent minority films in recent years.
Jan 01, 2001 · Reading the essays collected in Countervisions: Asian American Film Criticism, edited by Darrell Y. Hamamoto and Sandra Liu, you might think that Rea Tajiri’s History and Memory: For Akiko and Takashige is the only Asian American film out there – almost half of the 17 pieces cite it, refer to it, use it. But that’s a minor point, I know. tionship to CPB as a backdrop, Asian American film and video was finally given a formal conduit for national exposure and annual funding. Although it was a boost to the organization, this measure was often inadequate to the rising cost of film production. The creation of NAATA has changed Asian American film and video in profound ways.Cited by: 7.