Netflix’s The Claudia Kishi Club is the documentary you need to watch this weekend
Netflix’s The Claudia Kishi Club is the documentary you need to watch this weekend.
The short — which was originally scheduled to play at 2020 SXSW festival — is a timely and unique exploration of the importance of representation in media.
For many Asian American women (and other women of colour), The Baby-sitters Club’s Claudia Kishi was the first time they saw themselves in popular media.
A main character in the best-selling book series, she was one of the only Asian Americans in 80s-90s popular culture. And as a blossoming artist, Claudia was a special role model for aspiring young creators—many of whom are now making groundbreaking work of their own.
The Claudia Kishi Club features a charismatic cast of Asian American artists and writers including Yumi Sakugawa, Sarah Kuhn, and Phil Yu.
With nostalgic readings, personal recollections, and DIY-style stop motion collages, it is definitely one not to be missed.
The Claudia Kishi Club landed on Netflix on July 10. You can check out the trailer for the documentary short below.
"Seeing someone like Claudia who was forging her own path, helped me feel more connected to my own identity."
In the new documentary short THE CLAUDIA KISHI CLUB, Asian American artists and writers pay tribute to the iconic BABY-SITTERS CLUB character.
On Netflix 10 July. pic.twitter.com/SlCX2kcDqu
— NetflixFilm (@NetflixFilm) July 7, 2020