Beyond Apu: A Community Conversation

When was the first time you remember seeing yourself reflected onscreen? Or have you yet to truly experience this?

On March 10, 2018, SAADA hosted the Philadelphia premiere of Hari Kondabolu’s The Problem With Apu documentary, followed by a community discussion about representations of South Asian Americans in popular culture.

Listen to the audience reactions to the documentary and personal stories below:

Beyond Apu: A Community Conversation was presented by the South Asian American Digital Archive and hosted by the Drexel University Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. Additional support was provided by The Nealis Program in Asian Studies at Saint Joseph’s University, Swarthmore College Asian Studies, and the Women's & Gender Studies Program at Drexel University. “The Problem with Apu” documentary was made available courtesy of truTV, A Time Warner Company.