The video was shot and edited by Steven Greenstreet from America.gov, who was nice enough to tell me about it.
America.gov recently has put up a number of articles about comic books and the Asian American experience, including:
- An interview with Adrian Tomine
- An interview with Gene Luen Yang
- An interview with Jeff Yang, editor in chief of the new comic book Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology
- A group discussion with editors Jeff Yang, Parry Shen, Keith Chow and Jerry Ma about Secret Identities
engages international audiences on issues of foreign policy, society and values to help create an environment receptive to U.S. national interests.So it's basically America's propaganda unit.
IIP communicates with foreign opinion makers and other publics through a wide range of print and electronic outreach materials published in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Persian, Russian, and Spanish. IIP also provides information outreach support to U.S. embassies and consulates in more than 140 countries worldwide.
Hey -- if we're showing off America's good side by making documentaries about comic books, I'm all for it.