by William Le (hearing-impaired, first-generation Vietnamese, Sydney-born and son of migrant doctor) with occasional contributions from Michael Turkic (hearing, second-generation Croatian, Perth-born and son of policeman)
The academic and philosophical purpose of this blog is to daringly break down cultural assumptions that may occur in everyday dialogue and representations of diversity, to bring forth artists living with ethnic makeup, LGBTIQ orientation and disability in the entertainment industry. Our sole purpose is to break through homogenous and monolithic perceptions of a present reality within Australia and the world at large.
We aim to inform; entertain; and address long-held myths about multiculturalism and casting in sociopolitical, historical and sociological contexts. Furthermore we attempt to put into perspective the ever-prolonged struggle for identity, accessibility, opportunity, equality, cultural relevancy and visibility, diaspora and displacement, arts practice and audience involvement.
Just as importantly, we promote iCCAM artists' film & TV projects, theatrical works, festival performances and event spaces, in addition to reviewing movies, television shows, theatre and literature. Through this, we share their stories and voices.