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Hollywood Blockbuster: Films and Asian Peoples

hollywood blockbuster: In the wake of the unprecedented success of Crazy Rich Asians and the discussions that it engendered around representation, these two films offer interesting viewpoints on our way to reaching new heights of visibility for Asian peoples here, according to NOW Magazine. As two tiny, independently produced films from outside North America, they cannot hold a candle to the Hollywood blockbuster that is Crazy Rich Asians. The fact that this year's TIFF is screening, perhaps for the first time in the festival's history, two feature films directed by Tibetan filmmakers one from inside Tibet and the other from the exile community is noteworthy. But they do shine a light on the question of what representation means for those of us who are minorities within minorities. It's during a flashback of the main character Dolkar Tenzin Dolker as an infant among a group of Tibetans attempting to cross a Himalayan pass to enter India from Tibet. There is a scene midway through the The Sweet Requiem, produced in India by the filmmaker duo Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, that stayed with me long after the credits. ( As reported in the news.