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Confronting racism in a different way - conveying the message through action comedy film

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Takashi Hara playing a role of Haru for a short action comedy 'Operation Kung Flu'

Sydney-based Japanese actor Takashi Hara is playing a role of Haru for a short action comedy 'Operation Kung Flu', produced in Sydney


Published 1 April 2021 at 5:57pm
By Junko Hirabayashi
Source: SBS

A Sydney-based Japanese actor, Takashi Hara, joined the production both as an actor and a producer.


Published 1 April 2021 at 5:57pm
By Junko Hirabayashi
Source: SBS




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A short action-comedy film "Operation Kung Flu" was filmed in Sydney and is set to be launched in mid-April at the exhibition held by the.  The film was produced as a response to the racism towards Asians, which was highlighted during the pandemic.

The film was produced by an Australian-Vietnamese independent filmmaker Maria Tran and her production company Phoenix Eye, in association with DARTS’ program “I am not a Virus”

In the audio, Mr. Hara explained how the production started and what this short film is about.  He also shares backstage stories of the film.




Takashi Hara playing a role of Haru for a short action comedy 'Operation Kung Flu'
A Sydne-based Japanese actor Takashi Hara playing a role of Haru for a short action comedy 'Operation Kung Flu', filmed in Sydney. Source: Phoenix Eye Production


 

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