'The Claudia Kishi Club': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Netflix documentary

This heartfelt documentary will showcase the influence the character Claudia Kishi had on young Asians in the '90s from the novel 'The Baby-Sitters Club'


                            'The Claudia Kishi Club': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Netflix documentary
CB Lee (Netflix)

This heartfelt documentary will showcase the influence the character Claudia Kishi had on young Asians in the '90s from the novel 'The Baby-Sitters Club'. The 16-minute short film will pay tribute to the "sterteotype-busting" icon who helped pave a path for many as children from the '90s now make their way into the real world. Audiences will now hear from creatives who were influenced by Kishi and the story will delve into what they have built in their career. Here is what we know of the upcoming release.

Release date

'The Claudia Kishi Club' will premiere on July 10, 2020.

Plot

The 16-minute documentary will feature interviews with Asian-American creatives who have been influenced by Claudia Kishi, a Japanese American character in the '80s-'90s cult classic series 'The Baby-Sitters Club'. The subject of the documentary says that Kishi is the main character who "broke the mold of Asian representation in pop culture" when it came to her "loud style of self-expression". Netflix is also set to release the reboot of the 'The Baby-Sitters Club,' on July 3, serving as a perfect parallel. Momona Tamada will be playing a powerful character.

Cast

'The Claudia Kishi Club' will feature interviews with YA authors CB Lee and Sarah Kuhn, comic artist Yumi Sakugawa, Angry Asian Man founder Phil Yu and  Naia Cucukov, the producer behind Netflix's reboot of the 'The Baby-Sitters Club'.

Creators

The short documentary is directed by Sue Ding with Nick Capezzera and Travis LaBella serving as cinematographers. Ding is a documentary filmmaker based in LA, and as reported by Kickstarter, she directs and produced non-fiction media for outlets such as The New York Times, PBS and MIT Media Lab. Sue’s documentary work explores the "intersection of identity, social justice, and storytelling". She is currently in the midst of producing an interactive installation at Manzanar National Historic Site, where more than 10,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated during WWII reported the website.

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Where to watch

Catch 'The Claudia Kishi Club' on July 10, 2020, on Netflix.

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