Screen Test

Linda Lee

2004, 06:56 minutes, colour, English


Screen Test is a wry day-in-the-life of an Asian-Canadian actor and the convoluted process of "becoming Asian" during a casting session. This film exposes the exoticization of actors of colour from the performer's point-of-view. By exaggerating her own Asian-ness, she performs in "yellow face", subverting the process through exploiting and mocking the ignorance of those who get to define and direct the 'other'.

A French subtitled version is available.

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Critical Writing

Reel Asian International Film Festival: 2005
by Unknown. Reel Asian International Film Festival, 2005.