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East Meets West: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

General guide for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

2022 Virtual Film Series - Watch Online Now

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Chinatown Rising: what would you do to change your community?

A documentary film about the Asian-American Movement from the perspective of the young residents on the front lines of their historic neighborhood in transition. Publicly challenging the conservative views of their elders, their demonstrations and protests of the 1960s-1980s rattled the once quiet streets during the community's shift in power.

Nice Chinese Girls Don't: Kitty Tsui

A portrait of Kitty Tsui -- an iconic Asian American lesbian, poet, artist, activist, writer, and bodybuilder who came of age in the early days of the Women's Liberation Movement in San Francisco.

The Fall of the I-Hotel

After the Manongs labored to build America, their San Francisco Manilatown community is wiped out by urban renewal, and 50 old-timers are forcibly evicted from the International Hotel by 300 policemen in the dead of night. Documents the destruction of the last block of Manilatown on Kearny Street.

Insular Empire: America in the Mariana Islands

Six thousand miles west of California, the Mariana Islands are American territory; but after generations of loyalty, the people of Guam and the Northern Marianas still remain second-class US citizens. 

Out of State

An inside look at the lives of two native Hawaiians sent thousands of miles away from the tropical islands to a private prison in the Arizona desert. In this unlikely setting, David and Hale find a community of other native Hawaiians and discover their indigenous traditions from a fellow inmate serving a life sentence.

Grace Lee Boggs

American Revolutionary: the evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Chinese American writer, activist, and philosopher in Detroit. Rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement, she has devoted her life to an evolving revolution that encompasses the contradictions of America's past and its potentially radical future.

Films on Demand

Films on Demand is an online library of streaming videos, covering a wide range of topics, that is available to watch online or in the classroom.  The collections contain films focusing on many aspects of United States history, including Asian American history.

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