The Human Rights Action Center, as part of its campaign for Burma/Myanmar, recently unveiled a web commercial directed by Timothy Linh Bui and starring the hot-hot-hot Tila Tequila (pictured, screencap from the video). And if you don’t know this already: Tila is Vietnamese.
The Bolsavik previously published Timothy’s casting call here. Don’t say Bolsavik never helps you with women problems.
The series of web commercials was the brainchild of Jack Healy, former executive director of Amnesty International. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the massive and deadly human rights abuses currently happening in Myanmar.
“Myanmar” is the official name of the former Burma, that country where the River Kwai of the bridge fame is located. Because Myanmar is the name given by the right-wing military dictatorship, however, all human rights groups (and the U.S. government) stick to “Burma.”
Want to know more about human rights abuses in Myanmar/Burma? Tila will teach you. Watch the commercial at the end of this posting.
Timothy Linh Bui is best known as the director of Green Dragon, starring Forrest Whitaker and Patrick Swayze, telling the painful story of the birth of the Vietnamese-American community after the Vietnam War ended. He’s also the producer of Three Seasons, the critically acclaimed and multiple-award winning film directed by his brother Tony Bui, starring Harvey Keitel and Zoe Bui.
Born Tila Nguyen, Tequila is probably the most famous Vietnamese TV star in the world. She’s currently hosting the reality dating competition show A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila on MTV, now in its second season. In Shot at Love II, a group of men and women compete for a chance to be Tila’s lover. The first season ended with Tila hooking up with one Bobby Banhart; a few months later, they broke up.
This year, the second season started with 15 straight males and 15 lesbian females. Unlike the first season, in this season the competitors already knew about Tila’s bisexuality as disclosed after the first episode, first season. The first season ended as MTV’s most watched series telecast ever.