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Ancestors in the Americas
t. 1 tells the story of how Asians--Filipino, Chinese, Asian Indian--first arrived in the Americas. Film crosses centuries and oceans from the 16th century Manila-Acapulco trade, to the Opium War, to the 19th century plantation coolie labor in South America and the Caribbean. Pt. 2 relates the history of Chinese immigrants in California.
The Delano Manongs : forgotten heroes of the United Farm Workers Movement
Tells the story of farm labor organizer Larry Itliong and a group of Filipino farm workers who instigated...The Delano Grape Strike of 1965 that brought about the creation of the United Farm Worker's Union (UFW).
Off the menu. Asian America : an exploration of food in changing communities, families, traditions, and faiths
What exactly does food reflect about Asian Pacific Americans? Viewers will journey from Texas to New York and from Wisconsin to Hawaii using an obsession with food as a launching point to delve into a wealth of stories, traditions, and unexpected characters that help nourish this nation of immigrants.
Race 2012: a Conversation about Race and Politics in America
Results of the 2010 Census depict a rapidly changing nation, with the country's non-white population growing to more than 35 percent. As ethnic and racial minorities continue to grow, these communities' impact on American's future-particularly as it pertains to politics and leadership-is increasing. Race 2012 helps viewers gain a better understanding of America's changing racial landscape through the lens of politics and the people who are, have been, or will be driving the country's conversation about race. Fast-moving and non-partisan, Race 2012 draws insights on racial political history from analysts, strategists and activists on both sides of the aisle.
Explores the embittering effect the April 29, 1992 Rodney King verdict and riot had on Korean American women shopkeepers who suffered more than half of the material losses in the conflict. Film underscores the shattering of the American dream while taking the media to task for playing up the "Korean-Black" aspect of the rioting.
"The story of how the Philippine War and American domestic culture forged a new U.S. foreign policy. Soldiers' letters, world's fair exhibitions, early films, travel guides, and heroic monuments expressed the growing sense of national mission based on ideas of racial superiority. But the victory of imperialist policies was not inevitable; expansion and the way it was expressed in the daily life of the nation, sparked opposition both at home and abroad"--Container.
Slaying the Dragon
Describes racial and gender stereotyping of Asian women in U.S. motion pictures as well as other filmic media, with "Reloaded" updating the original documentary by noting the effects of globalization and a changing population within the past 25 years. Includes interviews with actresses and other Asian American women who describe their experiences of such stereotyping.
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