Indian Student Union’s Culture Show Blends South Asian Culture with Bone Marrow Disease Awareness

The Indian Student Union’s 27th annual culture show took place in Royce Hall on May 22 from 6:00-8:30pm. It comprised of different dances and an educational skit regarding bone marrow disease. The skit scenes were interspersed between the dances, making the show at once entertaining and educational. The skit was interwoven with traditional folk dances,…

Valerie Soe Discusses Documentary ‘Love Boat: Taiwan’

Valerie Soe, a former Pacific Ties editor-in-chief (1981) and currently an associate professor at San Francisco State University, is an award-winning filmmaker. Most of her works are shorts, focusing on one social theme such as dismissing the stereotype of all Asians looking the same in her short All Orientals look the same. Soe will be filming and conducting interviews in Taiwan for her full-length documentary Love Boat: Taiwan this summer.

UCLA Alumna and Filmmaker Valerie Soe Fundraises for ‘Love Boat: Taiwan’ Documentary

In the upcoming documentary, Valerie Soe will investigate an international phenomenon. Love boat originally was a Taiwanese cultural enrichment program that quickly became a popular site for romance and relationships. Soe aims to explore how a cultural program transformed to a popular dating location and how it has impacted particular communities. More information on the project can be found on her campaign page.