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Jan 11, 2019 21:14:22

Hollywood, If You're Running Out Of Ideas

by @andreflores | 236 words | 🐣 | 9💌

Andre Flores

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In recent times, the movie industry started remaking or creating sequels for popular classics. With the rise of asian representation in the movie and tv industry, I think the time is right for movie makers to start talking about immigrants. 

Yes, there's now Fresh Off The Boat and Kim's Convenience but those are comedy sitcoms. I personally love watching biopics or rags to success stories and I believe there are lots of immigrants with amazing stories to tell. Some have started companies that are big today, or even restaurants that are serving their neighbourhood well. There are people who came to North America with nothing and now a top executive at a Fortune 500 company.

I also do not want this to be treated as how we do social media but telling immigrant stories that ended in failure could also be worth something. I haven't been back to my homeland Philippines in awhile but at the time, there was this assumption that once you're abroad, you're instantly rich. The dark side is that there are many immigrants who struggle to make ends meet and on top of that are sending money back home to their family. 

There are so many stories that still need to be told. 

If I may add, there're also really good "non-Dragonball Z" type of animes that would be awesome if it was live action and on the big screen.

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    @andreflores I would love to see this. Which person/entrepreneur would you like to see?

    Abhinaya Konduru avatar Abhinaya Konduru | Jan 11, 2019 22:02:34
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      @itsabhinaya oh man so many! If I have to pick one today, I would say the founders of Forever 21. I don't really wear their stuff, but I feel their story would be really interesting on how they made it from 0 to a billionaire.

      Andre Flores avatar Andre Flores | Jan 12, 2019 20:27:04
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      @andreflores That's a good one. There story is incredible.

      Abhinaya Konduru avatar Abhinaya Konduru | Jan 13, 2019 00:31:01
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