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HBO Max Launching AAPI Spotlight Page

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.

HBO Max Launching AAPI Spotlight Page

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.

Aquaman, 2018

Awkwafina is Nora From Queens

Ballers (HBO)

Crazy Rich Asians, 2018

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, 2019 (HBO)

Genera+ion

Hero, 2004 (HBO)

Life of Pi, 2012 (HBO)

*The Matrix Trilogy

Mortal Kombat, 2021

The Namesake, 2007 (HBO)

The Night Of (HBO)

Rampage, 2018

Rumble in the Bronx, 1996

Rush Hour Movie Collection

Snowpiercer (Series)

The Tuxedo, 2002 (HBO)

Warrior (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)

Warrior (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

Aparajito, 1956

The Big City, 1963

Charulata, 1964

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)

*Godzilla Collection

*Hanzo the Razor Trilogy

House, 1977

In the Mood for Love, 2001

Jackie Chan’s First Strike, 1997

Kwaidan, 1965

Lady Snowblood, 1974

Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance, 1974

Late Autumn, 1973

Late Spring, 1949

*Lone Wolf and Cub Movie Collection

Onibaba, 1964

Osaka Elegy, 1936

*Samurai Trilogy

Tampopo, 1985

Tokyo Story, 1953

Ugetsu, 1953

SEE OUR TRAILBLAZERS: AKIRA KUROSAWA
Admire works from one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema.

Ikiru, 1956

Rashomon, 1950

Seven Samurai, 1954

The Hidden Fortress, 1960

Throne of Blood, 1957

Yojimbo, 1961

SEE US IN YOUR NEXT FAVORITE SHOW
We’re evolving what it means to be a leading actor with these underrated picks.

Folklore (HBO)

Food Lore (HBO)

Grace (HBO)

Invisible Stories (HBO)

Miss Sherlock (HBO)

Sent (HBO)

The Teenage Psychic (HBO)

The World Between Us (HBO)

Warrior (HBO)

SEE US IN ANIMATION
Creators that are redefining the genre.

Aldnoah.Zero

Blue Exorcist

Bungo Stray Dogs

The Cat Returns, 2002

Earwig and the Witch, 2021

Erased

Food Wars! Shokugeki No Soma

From Up on Poppy Hill, 2011

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

The God of High School

Hunter x Hunter

In/Spectre

Inuyasha

Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

Kiznaiver

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

Promare, 2019

The Promised Neverland

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Re:Zero – Starting Life in Another World

Ride Your Wave, 2019

Rokka – Braves of the Six Flowers

Rurouni Kenshin

Schwarzes Marken

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

Ponyo, 2008

Porco Rosso, 1992

Princess Mononoke, 1997

Spirited Away, 2002

The Wind Rises, 2013


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