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The Claudia Kishi Club

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Docu for fans of Baby-Sitter's Club character; language.

Movie NR 2020 17 minutes
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This short documentary is a charming, arts-and-crafty look at the way the title's Asian American character inspired and gave permission to young Asian American kids to be themselves. The painful alternative many say they faced was to always feel they were disappointments to parents who demanded straight As, virtuosity, and otherwise distinguished kids. Using a scrapbook-y, animated framing style between interviews, director Sue Ding mimics the creativity, energy, and vividness of Claudia, the inspiration for Asian American kids who read the books. The Claudia Kishi Club demonstrates that this is a rich subject that other filmmakers and writers can mine to create more documentaries and books.

Movie Details

  • On DVD or streaming: July 10, 2020
  • Director: Sue Ding
  • Studio: Netflix
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Run time: 17 minutes
  • MPAA rating: NR
  • Last updated: February 18, 2023

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