Check out our Screenings section for updated information about our upcoming Amherst & University of Michigan screenings. Co-producer & co-director Ben Wang will be present at both screenings.

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Tune in to the 6:00 pm local news broadcast of NBC’s Bay Area affiliate KNTV (Channel 3 cable, channel 11 antenna) to catch an interview filmed with co-producers & co-directors Ben Wang and Mike Cheng. For those outside the Bay Area we’ll try to have a video clip of the segment posted to this site soon after it airs.

We’re one day away from our first screening at the 2010 San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival! If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch download this free app for a handy schedule of festival screenings. And if you take a closer look at the screen shots of the app provided in iTunes you’ll notice one shot in particular featuring a film that’s pretty close to our hearts:

Oakland Local currently has a feature story about the film posted on its site.  Check it out if you haven’t seen it yet, then come back to AokiFilm.com and read more articles, reviews, and previews on AOKI posted in our Film Coverage section.

AOKI co-director & co-producer Mike Cheng will be a live guest on Friday 3/12 for the podcast Wanda’s Picks Radio.  Listeners can tune in to the live broadcast either by visiting her site on Blog Talk Radio or calling 347-237-4610. Wanda’s Picks Radio will air from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. If you miss the live broadcast you can visit her site to download an mp3 archive of the episode. Wanda Sabir has been covering community events for a long time and we’re excited to have her support of the film. You can check out more of Wanda’s work at her site Wanda’s Picks as well as her work that’s been published for the SF Bayview.

AOKI has been accepted into the 15th annual Chicago Asian American Showcase at The Gene Siskel Film Center where it will be screened on April 8th, as well as the 26th annual Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival presented by Visual Communications. We will be sure to sure the exact screening times and all other relevant information as it becomes available. We look forward to seeing our Chicago and LA supporters soon!

There will be three upcoming screenings of AOKI during the 2010 San Francisco Asian American Film Festival. The film will be screened on 3/13 and 3/17 in San Francisco and 3/20 in San Jose. For more information on theaters, show times, and how to purchase advance tickets please visit this site.

DVD copies of the film AOKI are now available for purchase from Eastwind Books, the official store of AOKI. Eastwind Books is located on 2066 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704. Visit Eastwind’s site here if you’d like to order online ($20 + shipping/handling). Institutional copies of the DVD which grant license to educational institutions for screenings of AOKI in classes and campus events can be purchased by contacting AokiFilm@gmail.com.

Many websites (Angry Asian Man, Geologic of the Blue Scholars, FOBBDeep, and Chasing Chan), magazines (Hyphen and Colorlines), and radio shows have been covering the film and raising awareness of the upcoming premiere.

In addition to radio interviews we’ve recorded with two shows from KPFA’s La Onda Network, we recently sat down with Karl Jagbandhansingh for an interview aired on the 11/5/09 broadcast of APEX Express. You can listen to it here: http://www.zshare.net/audio/68114348baaa2e0d/

Look out for upcoming interviews we have scheduled with nationally syndicated Flashpoints on 11/11, and future appearances on Greg Bridges’ Transitions on Traditions, NPR, and more.

If you’d like to arrange for an interview with Ben Wang and Mike Cheng, co-producers & directors of the film, please contact them at AokiFilm@gmail.com.

Video excerpts from AOKI

October 28, 2009

Richard on the Third World Liberation Front Strike at UC Berkeley:

Diane Fujino on Richard’s political transformation:

Kathleen Cleaver on Richard and the formation of the Black Panther Party:

Bryant Fong on Richard’s influence on Asian students: