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RE(ORIENT): An Original Documentary Series

Released in April 2018, RE(ORIENT) is an ANGRY ASIAN GIRLS original documentary series highlighting Asian Pacific Islander-American (APIA) artists and activists in Boston. Filmed, directed, and edited by Tarik Bartel, the series aims to challenge singular-narrative representation of Asian Americans in art and media through its three subjects: poet and designer Ricky Orng, activist and artist Dahn Bi Lee-Hong, and singer-songwriter Haezy Choi.

RE(ORIENT) was an Official Selection of the Boston Asian American Film Festival in 2018. The full series is available on Vimeo.


Shot in Havana, Trinidad, and Viñales, AFRO CUBA LIBRE is a short documentary exploring the complex mediations of race and anti-blackness in Cuba. Featuring Afro-Cuban scholar and activist Roberto Zurbano and Dr. Linda Heywood of Boston University, the film poses the
question: what does it mean to identify as Afro-Cuban under the Castros, who claim racism was eradicated in 1959 following the Cuban Revolution?


AFRO CUBA LIBRE received the 2017 EVVY Award for Outstanding Documentary. 

Directed by Tarik Bartel & Shayna Ferreira

Poets-turned-cooking duo Ricky Orng and Anthony Febo are taking the East Coast by storm with their powerful performance series that fuses Cambodian and Puerto Rican home cooking with spoken word poetry in front of a live audience. Tarik Bartel sat down for an interview with Orng and Febo after one of their early events. 


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