4 episodes

Welcome to In Tanglement, a 6-part podcast series on art, culture and race in today's world. Through intimate conversations with artists, filmmakers, and community organizers, we explore contemporary stories and perspectives from the Asian diaspora.

In Tanglement is hosted by Yun-Jou Chang, Minah Lee, and Rebecca Wang, and produced by Cinevolution. This program is made possible with financial assistance from the Government of British Columbia.

Episodes are released every Tuesday.

Cover art created by Deanne Achong (@goodybank).

In Tanglement Cinevolution

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Welcome to In Tanglement, a 6-part podcast series on art, culture and race in today's world. Through intimate conversations with artists, filmmakers, and community organizers, we explore contemporary stories and perspectives from the Asian diaspora.

In Tanglement is hosted by Yun-Jou Chang, Minah Lee, and Rebecca Wang, and produced by Cinevolution. This program is made possible with financial assistance from the Government of British Columbia.

Episodes are released every Tuesday.

Cover art created by Deanne Achong (@goodybank).

    Unapologetic Queering: Cultural Identity and Drag

    Unapologetic Queering: Cultural Identity and Drag

    In this episode, all Asian drag artists from the House of Rice talk about representation, racism and redressing of their identities through their relationships and performances as chosen family members, sharing their meals. Featuring Van Dang, Romi Kim, and Kendall Yan, in conversation with host Minah Lee. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Am I what I don’t eat? Eating Disorders, Sisterhood, and Heart

    Am I what I don’t eat? Eating Disorders, Sisterhood, and Heart

    In this episode, host Minah Lee talks to Ying Wang and Jie Wang, two sister-artists behind the film SISTERS (2005). Through their life journey steeped in immigration struggles, they became special companions in each other’s lives. The filmmakers share lived stories of the younger sister’s eating disorders and the older sister’s heart-felt witnessing. Their collaborative story-telling weaves complex issues of mental health, identity, cultural and physical symptoms, and a healing journey.

    *Please note: This episode includes dialogues describing eating disorders and suicidal tendencies. 

    • 58 min
    [OUTTAKE] To Walk Alongside One Another: Messy Tangles of Self and Society

    [OUTTAKE] To Walk Alongside One Another: Messy Tangles of Self and Society

    A special Outtake for "To Walk Alongside One Another," in which Angela and Manuel talk about the complexities of representation, notions of ethics vs. authenticity in institutions, and the idea of property ownership in imperial and colonial contexts.

    • 29 min
    To Walk Alongside One Another: Messy Tangles of Self and Society

    To Walk Alongside One Another: Messy Tangles of Self and Society

    In the first episode of In Tanglement, writer, activist, and PhD student Angela Marian May and non-binary, two-spirit Indigenous artist and community organizer Manuel Axel Strain discuss the role of personal, familial, and communal narratives in their work, including the 2021 creative video dear community by Angela.

    The conversation revolves around how trauma, refusal, and healing inform their research and work, a significant part of which takes place in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

    CREDITS

    This episode is lead produced by Rebecca Wang 王晨釔 with support from Yun-Jou Chang and Minah Lee. Theme music and audio engineering by Leiwa.

    The episode image is a still from dear community, courtesy of Angela Marian May.

    • 1 hr 2 min