Sandra Oh to narrate PBS documentary ‘Rising Against Asian Hate’

  • Korean Canadian actor Sandra Oh is set to narrate PBS’ documentary “Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March.”
  • The documentary, produced by Repartee Films LLC in association with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), examines “the rise of anti-Asian racism and documents a growing movement to fight back and stop the hate” following the events of the 2021 Atlanta spa shootings.
  • “The tragedy of the Atlanta shootings and the events of the past two years have compelled a deep reflection within the community about our place in the American polity. It has galvanized the Asian American community to speak up and speak out," director Titi Yu said in a recent press release.
  • “Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March” is set to premiere on Oct. 17 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS.

Killing Eve” star Sandra Oh has been tapped to narrate “Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March,” a PBS documentary exploring the rising anti-Asian hate in the United States following the 2021 spa shootings in Atlanta that left eight people dead.

The documentary, which will premiere on Oct. 17, examines “the rise of anti-Asian racism and documents a growing movement to fight back and stop the hate” following the events of last year’s Atlanta spa shootings where six Asian women were killed.

“With this documentary, we hope to examine this troubling escalation of racism against the AAPI community, pay respect to the lives lost and impacted by the violence, and champion those coming together to fight against the hate,” executive producer Gina Kim said in a recent press release.

“The tragedy of the Atlanta shootings and the events of the past two years have compelled a deep reflection within the community about our place in the American polity. It has galvanized the Asian American community to speak up and speak out,” director Titi Yu added.

Narrated by Oh, who was recently made a representative of Canada for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in London, “Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March” will feature music created by Academy and Grammy Award-winning musician Jon Batiste and Grammy-nominated musician Cory Wong.

“Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March” will highlight interviews with Robert Peterson, the son of one of the Atlanta shooting victims, as well as other community leaders and politicians, including Rep. Grace Meng (D, NY-6) and former Georgia State Rep. Stacey Abrams.

Produced by Repartee Films LLC in association with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), the PBS documentary is part of The WNET Group’s “Exploring Hate: Antisemitism, Racism and Extremism,” an initiative that looks into the origins of hate in America and other parts of the world.

“Rising Against Asian Hate: One Day in March” is set to premiere on Oct. 17 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS.

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