LUNAR: The Jewish-Asian Film Project
Wednesday, Nov 3, 2021
Wednesday, November 3 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT
Free with suggested $10 donation
See “Ways to Watch” below
Join us as we illuminate the work of LUNAR: The Jewish-Asian Film Project through a conversation with co-creator and producer Gen Xia Ye Slosberg and cast member Maya Katz-Ali as they screen some of their work and talk about the project. More information coming soon.
A project supported by Be’chol Lashon, LUNAR cultivates connection, belonging and visibility for Asian American Jews through authentic multimedia storytelling and intersectional community programming. The LUNAR team is currently releasing the second season of their highly popular video series, which features 23 Asian American Jews in conversation about identity topics like fusion food, belonging, Asian-Jewish solidarity, and media representation. Check out their first episode, The Taste of Connection, at the bottom of this page.
About the program’s guests:
Gen Xia Ye Slosberg is a writer & community organizer who serves as the Executive Producer of LUNAR: The Jewish-Asian Film Project. She is a Bay Area based Jewish nonprofit professional & speaker who’s dedicated to advancing representation and belonging for Jews of Color. She has been featured on Alma, MTV News, and HuffPost for her identity and activism journey. She received her B.A. in Political Science from UC Berkeley.
Maya Katz-Ali is the Bay Area Field Manager at OneTable, where she works to highlight various parts of the Jewish narrative and Jews of Color in the local community She was born and raised in a multicultural home in Oakland, California. Her father is Muslim, born and raised in Bangalore, India and her mother is Jewish, born in New York the daughter of a World War II Refugee. Maya completed her B.A. and M.A. at Clark University in Massachusetts; during international internships and studies she deepened her love of building community across global contexts and bringing people together. She sees sharing stories, traditions, and values as central to our growth as a global community, which is one of the reasons the LUNAR project is so important to her.
Ways to Watch
Facebook: Look for the LIVE post on the Museum’s Facebook page at 8pm ET. You do not need a Facebook account to view the program.
NMAJH website: A little before the program start time, the livestream will also be available at the top of this page. You will be prompted to enter your email address. Please note that you may need to refresh your screen and press “play” on the video—the static image will be replaced with the live feed before the program starts.
Zoom: The museum can welcome 500 people to attend this program on Zoom. Guarantee your spot by registering today–click here.
Lunar: The Jewish-Asian Film Project
Season 1 Episode 1: The Taste of Connection