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Eddie Wong

Artist

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Biography

Eddie Wong became the Executive Director of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation in May 2008. From 2006 to 2008, he served as the Strategy and Investment Principal for Media and Advisor on Social Justice for the Democracy Alliance, a network of progressive donors.

From 1996 to 2006, he served as Executive Director of the National Asian American Telecommunications Association (now known as the Center for Asian American Media), a non-profit organization which funds, produces, presents and distributes Asian American and Asian films for PBS and produces the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. He was nominated for a regional Emmy award in 2004 as Executive Producer for the PBS series, “Searching for Asian America.” He has also written, directed and produced several documentary films.

Eddie is a UCLA graduate with a BA and MFA from School of Fine Arts Motion Picture and Television Program. He was also co-founder of Visual Communications, the nation’s first Asian American film production company. At Visual Communications, he produced and directed the following films:
“Wong Sinsaang;” “Pieces of a Dream;” “Chinatown Two-Step;” and co-directed “Something Is Wrong in Little Tokyo.” He also produced and directed a documentary about Chinese folk music entitled, ”The Sound of Pleasure.”


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Filmography