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Denver Film Festival Premieres Emilie Upczak’s human trafficking drama ‘Moving Parts’

20 November 2017 10:30 PM, PST

Denver native Emilie Upczak moved to Trinidad and Tobago and became Creative Director of the Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival where she worked for ten years. At that time, she not only helped set up the only Caribbean Film Industry Center but began making a fiction feature film about human trafficking.

She enlisted the prize winning Dp Nancy Schreiberwho also recently shot Ondi Timoner’s Robert Mapplethorpe biopic Mapplethorpe who was recently honored at the High Falls Film Festival, an annual event celebrating female filmmakers with the Susan B. Anthony “Failure is Impossible” Award “in recognition of her contributions to the art of filmmaking as one of the few female cinematographers working today.”

Moving Parts is about an illegal Chinese immigrant who, after being smuggled into Trinidad and Tobago to be with her brother, discovers the true cost of her arrival.

See the trailer here.

Emilie Upczak’s films reflect her »

- Sydney Levine

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Chopso: The World’s First All Asian, All English-Language Streaming Service!

20 November 2017 6:56 PM, PST

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Chopso is the ultimate streaming destination for English-language Asian content worldwide which includes movies, documentaries, short films, TV and digital series…

All Asian, all English, 24/7! For $4.95/month or $49.95/year, customers can stream Chopso’s library anytime via the app (on iOS — App Store Link & Android devices — Play Store Link) or website worldwide (www.Chopso.com).

The service will kick off the launch with exclusive content including two 20th Anniversary re-issuings of Chris Tashima’s Oscar winning short Visas and Virtues and the HD restorations of Quentin Lee and Justin Lin’s Shopping for Fangs.

“Asian Americans and English speaking Asian cultures globally are underserved and underrepresented in entertainment” says Chopso’s CEO, Koji Sakai. In 2016, Asian Americans were the biggest U.S. moviegoers of any ethnic group, dethroning Hispanics by seeing 1.5 more movies on average that year; and according to exhibition lobbying from the National Association of »

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