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  Rini Yun Keagy
   
 
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Yellow

 
Yellow is a short surreal film that examines perceptions of Asian identity not through text or narrative, but through cinematic space and the return gaze. The actors in the film appear and reappear as interchangeable entities - this play on perception is a comment on the ways in which Asian faces are perceived by non-Asians. The film's title refers to the reductionist concept of skin color, but is also the name of a color that is wholly absent from the film, which instead is awash in the blue, yellow's opposite.

Rini Yun Keagy spent her early childhood in rural Guatemala, where her Guatemalan-born father was a coffee farmer and cattle herder. Her Korean-born mother emigrated from South Korea to Germany, Guatemala, then the United States. In addition to filmmaking, Rini has worked in diverse practices such as cartography, photography and painting. Rini completed her MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University in Philadelphia. She is a freelance producer, videographer and editor, and has taught film and video production. Rini currently teaches in the department of Film and Digital Media at University of California Santa Cruz, and is based in San Francisco.

 
 
 
   
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