The world and the people in it have improved tremendously over the years. With the advent of new technologies and information, people have also adopted an open mind in order to adapt to changing times. But this development is not the same for everyone.
Unfortunately, there are still those who maintain prejudiced thoughts such as racism, which is an oppressive belief that promotes the superiority of one race over another, which continues to cause problems in different parts of the world.
In 2020, people across the United States came together to support the Black Lives Matter movement aimed at stopping police brutality against African Americans. A year later, in 2021, another movement called Stop Asian Hate has been gaining traction around the world as it hopes to end violence and prejudice against Asians.
As a way to address the pressing issue, director and actor Chris Soriano brought the movie “Zeus” to the big screen.
Address hate crimes
Considered the first of its kind, Chris created a film that is not only relevant but also compelling. The story revolves around an Asian-American boxer, played by Chris, who experienced a hate crime in his sport after being the target of the middleweight champion’s frustration over his mother dying of COVID. -19.
Zeus, according to Chris, reflects events in real time as it portrays what is happening in the real world and how racism and hate crimes occur in society, even in broad daylight. He felt as if this was his new purpose in life.
Chris knew how crucial the timing was for the release of this film. So instead of taking three to six months, the entire movie was finished in 90 days. The director and actor used this opportunity to try to bring justice to people who were misjudged and mistreated just because of their race.
The goal of the film is to raise awareness of the terrible attitude most people have towards Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. And by showing people what’s going on, Chris hopes to encourage more people against hate crimes.
One of the characters in the film is Coach Green, a neighborhood boxing legend who takes on Zeus under his wings, who is played by a black man. Together, Chris hopes to instill a sense of solidarity among the film’s viewers so they can overcome adversity and put an end to race-based violence and prejudice.