On May 1, HBO Max will launch its See Us: AAPI And Our Global Community spotlight page, showcasing the range, diversity and spirit of the community during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month and beyond.
The HBO Max spotlight page celebrates the visionaries amongst us, and collectively promotes and supports the telling of stories from the Asian and AAPI perspective, while also acknowledging the importance of representation moving forward.
See Us will offer hours of curated programming, featuring compelling films and series including Mortal Kombat, Crazy Rich Asians, Life of Pi and Warrior, as well as documentaries like Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness, Chasing Life with Sanjay Gupta” and Tiger.
There’s also reality shows such as House of Ho, animated titles like Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, Weathering With You, and Earwig and the Witch, and other original programming that honors the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in entertainment.
Films born out of HBO’s Asian Pacific American Visionaries Short Film Competition will also be featured on the spotlight page, including the 2020 winning films Lonely Night directed by Johnson Cheng, Fine China directed by Tiffany So and Si directed by Thomas Kim. Established in 2016, HBO Visionaries provides an unprecedented platform for emerging filmmakers to share their unique and diverse perspectives of the community.
Now in its fifth year, APAV serves to showcase cinematic storytellers of Asian and Pacific Islander descent, awarding the top three winners with cash prizes and the opportunity to have their projects premiere on HBO and available to stream on HBO Max.
To top it off, as part of the HBO Max Guest Curator Program, Jamie Chung from HBO’s Lovecraft Country curated an exclusive playlist of her favorite films and series. Her recommendations include titles such as The High Note (directed by Nisha Ganatra), Made for Love, Unscripted, How to Make it in America, and Lovecraft Country as well.
Below you will find a list of curations that will be included on the See Us spotlight page.
SEE US: AAPI AND OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY CONTENT
SEE US IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA
Feel starstruck by outstanding AAPI actors at the heart of big stories you’ve been meaning to watch.
Awkwafina is Nora From Queens
Crazy Rich Asians, 2018
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, 2019 (HBO)
Hero, 2004 (HBO)
Life of Pi, 2012 (HBO)
*The Matrix Trilogy
Mortal Kombat, 2021
The Namesake, 2007 (HBO)
The Night Of (HBO)
Rumble in the Bronx, 1996
Rush Hour Movie Collection
The Tuxedo, 2002 (HBO)
SEE US BEHIND THE CAMERA
Produced, written or directed by us.
All-Star Superman, 2011 (Sam Liu)
Batman and Harley Quinn, 2017 (Sam Liu)
Birds of Prey: Harley Quinn, 2020 (Cathy Yan) (HBO)
Crazy Rich Asians, 2018 (Jon M. Chu)
Fine China, 2020 (Tiffany So) (HBO)
HBO Access 2015 04: The Last Song, 2015 (Sasie Sealy) (HBO)
HBO Access 2016 03: F**ked Up, 2016 (Kevin Lau) (HBO)
Heroin: Cape Cod, USA, 2015 (Steven Okazaki) (HBO)
Justice League vs. Teen Titans, 2016 (Sam Liu)
Lonely Blue Night, 2020 (Johnson Cheng) (HBO)
The Night Of (HBO)
Si, 2020 (Thomas Kim) (HBO)
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, 2018 (Sam Liu)
Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, 2017 (Sam Liu)
True Detective (Season 1 directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga) (HBO)
The Tuxedo, 2002 (HBO)
Westworld (Lisa Joy) (HBO)
SEE OUR REAL STORIES
Dive into documentaries, reality shows, and more favorites that highlight our community.
Chasing Life With Sanjay Gupta
House of Ho
Meet the Patels, 2014
The Misadventures of Romesh Ranganathan
The Problem with Apu, 2013
Ravi Patel’s Pursuit of Happiness
This is Life with Lisa Ling
Tiger, 2021 (HBO)
SEE OUR TRAILBLAZERS: SATYAJIT RAY
Essential movies from the prolific filmmaker, on what would have been his 100th birthday.
An Enemy of the People, 1989
The Big City, 1963
The Coward, 1965
The Elephant God, 1979
The Hero, 1966
The Holy Man, 1965
The Home and the World, 1984
The Music Room, 1958
Pather Panchali, 1955
The Stranger, 1991
The World of Apu, 1959
SEE OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Wide-ranging films from the largest continent on Earth.
The 47 Ronin Part 1, 1941
The 47 Ronin Part 2, 1941
The Garden of Evening Mists, 2021 (HBO)
*Hanzo the Razor Trilogy
In the Mood for Love, 2001
Jackie Chan’s First Strike, 1997
Lady Snowblood, 1974
Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance, 1974
Late Autumn, 1973
Late Spring, 1949
*Lone Wolf and Cub Movie Collection
Osaka Elegy, 1936
Tokyo Story, 1953
SEE OUR TRAILBLAZERS: AKIRA KUROSAWA
Admire works from one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema.
Seven Samurai, 1954
The Hidden Fortress, 1960
Throne of Blood, 1957
SEE US IN YOUR NEXT FAVORITE SHOW
We’re evolving what it means to be a leading actor with these underrated picks.
Food Lore (HBO)
Invisible Stories (HBO)
Miss Sherlock (HBO)
The Teenage Psychic (HBO)
The World Between Us (HBO)
SEE US IN ANIMATION
Creators that are redefining the genre.
Bungo Stray Dogs
The Cat Returns, 2002
Earwig and the Witch, 2021
Food Wars! Shokugeki No Soma
From Up on Poppy Hill, 2011
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
The God of High School
Hunter x Hunter
Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
Konosuba – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World
My Neighbors the Yamadas, 2000
The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl, 2017
Ocean Waves, 1993
Only Yesterday, 1991
Pom Poko, 1994
The Promised Neverland
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World
Ride Your Wave, 2019
Rokka – Braves of the Six Flowers
The Secret World of Arrietty, 2010
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, 2013
Tower of God
Weathering With You, 2019
Whisper of the Heart, 1995
Your Lie in April
SEE OUR TRAILBLAZERS: HAYAO MIYAZAKI
Only respect for the iconic filmmaker and co-founder of Studio Ghibli.
Castle in the Sky, 1986
Howl’s Moving Castle, 2004
Kiki’s Delivery Service, 1998
The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, 2013
My Neighbor Totoro, 1990
Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki, 2016
Porco Rosso, 1992
Princess Mononoke, 1997
Spirited Away, 2002
The Wind Rises, 2013