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Netflix Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month With Daniel Dae Kim, Lana Condor and More


Netflix has kicked off a campaign to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) creators and talents for AAPI Heritage Month.

About the campaign: Netflix is launching a Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Stories collection, which contains series, films and specials featuring talents from the AAPI community, Lisa Nishimura, VP of Documentary and Independent Films, said.

Asian Filmmaker Implies Oscar-Winning Netflix Short Stole Idea From 5 Years Ago in Viral TikTok

Cynthia Kao

In a Tiktok video that went viral over the weekend, an Asian American filmmaker explains the connections between her original work and Netflix’s “Two Distant Strangers,” which won the Best Live Action Short Film in last week’s Academy Awards.

Filmmaker, producer and comedian Cynthia Kao shared in the video how NowThis News, a social media-focused news outlet, approached her last year with an interest in her 2016 short film “Groundhog Day for a Black Man.”

Netflix Releases Trailer for True Crime Series on Elisa Lam’s Mysterious Death

Elisa Lam

Netflix has dropped the trailer for “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel,” a true-crime docuseries that sheds light on the mysterious and unsolved death of Elisa Lam.

The series, which will premiere on Netflix on Feb. 10, will investigate the death of the 21-year-old Canadian college student who was found naked and lifeless inside a water tank on the roof of the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles.