H & M protest coverage and pics, Sakuran, and more Daniel Dae Kim

Monday, October 08, 2007

Image of the H & M protest from The Daily Northwesternandcbs2chicago

H & M Protest Coverage


Protestors took aim at a well known clothing store on Michigan Avenue Saturday. A clerk at H & M is accused of verbally harassing a Filipino woman with racial slurs […]

Richards’ family says the alleged harassment was completely unprovoked.

“She’s a retired U.S. Air force nurse,” Los Banes said. “She works at Northwestern. She’s born and raised in Chicago and she speaks English perfectly fine.”

The Daily Northwestern

A protest in front of the Magnificent Mile H&M department store, 840 N. Michigan Ave., added to the usual throng of shoppers and tourists Saturday […] Holding signs and shouting coordinated chants, such as “2-4-6-8, H&M discriminates” and “Hey hey ho ho, racist employees have got to go,” the protestors marched in a circle on the sidewalk from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


There’s a good review in UCLA’s Asia Pacific Arts magazine about the film Sakuran:

It ain’t a man’s world in Mika Ninagawa’s Sakuran, one of the best films of the first half of 2007, which recently hit the top of the Japanese DVD rental charts. English readers: rev up those region-free players.

Mika Ninagawa’s Sakuran is a film which also functions as a love letter to Hollywood manqué Rob Marshall.

Here’s the trailer

View more information about the movie at the official site.

Daniel Dae Kim Interview From The Korea Times

Interview with Kim on being back in SK for the Pusan Film Festival

For actor Daniel Dae Kim, who shot to international stardom through the hit ABC TV series “Lost,” the walk on red carpet at the 12th Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival meant returning to his native town […]

“I know it’s a cliche but I really do feel lucky. You know in the States, for Asian-American actors there aren’t that many opportunities. To be on a show alone is lucky, but to be on a hit show that win awards and it’s recognized all over the world, that’s maybe once in a lifetime,” he said. Despite the initial negative feedback, the actor has become almost a household name here as the popularity of American dramas, called “Mideu” here, have skyrocketed in recent years. “(Kim Yun-jin and I) are in a very fortunate position. I come to a place like this (PIFF), and I’m recognized by Korean fans, I consider myself very lucky,” he said.