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Tyrus: The Tyrus Wong Story

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Explores the life of Tyrus Wong, a Chinese-American artist and illustrator, best known for his work as lead artist on Disney's 1942 animated film Bambi.
DVD
2017; 2015
Clemons (Stacks)
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Off the Menu: Asian America

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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.
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Song for Ourselves

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"During the 1970s when Asians in America were invisible to the country--and more importantly even to themselves--the late Chris Iijima's music provided the voice and identity an entire generation had been in search of. Through animated photographs, intimate home movies, archival footage and Chris' own songs, A song for ourselves shows how Chris' music unleashed the contagious energy of the Asian American movement with an unrelenting passion for social justice and a life well lived."--Container.
BookDVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Seeking Asian Female: A Documentary

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"This strangely compelling love story follows Steven and Sandy--an aging white man with "yellow fever" and the young Chinese woman he finds online. Stereotypes unravel as they attempt to build a marriage from scratch and comic complications arise when Debbie, the Chinese American filmmaker documenting their story gets pulled in too deep. With constant twists and turns, this intense personal documentary explores immigration, interracial love, filmmaking, and ultimately marriage."--Container.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Wet Sand: Voices From L.A.

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"Dai Sil Kim-Gibson's 1993 documentary Sa-i-gu stands as one of the crucial texts to offer a Korean American perspective on the events surrouding the [1992] Los Angeles riots ... With Wet sand, Kim-Gibson revisits Los Angeles to learn what changes have occurred since then, only to discover that living conditions have deteriorated and that few remedies have been administered to the communities most stricken. Through interviews with a multi-ethnic set of first-hand witnesses, this follow-up probes deeper into the racial and economic issues that not only shaped the climate of 1992 Los Angeles, but continue to affect all Americans today"--Container.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sa-I-Gu: From Korean Women's Perspectives

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Explores the embittering effect the Rodney King verdict and subsequent April 29, 1992 riot had on Korean American women shopkeepers who suffered more than half of the material losses in the conflict. Film underscores the shattering of their American dream while taking the media to task for playing up the "Korean-Black" aspect of the rioting.
DVD
1993
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sentenced Home

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The video portrays 3 immigrant men who arrived in the United States as refugees from Cambodia in the '80s. After fleeing the Khmer Rouge and settling in Seattle as children, each was drawn into gang life, and ultimately jail. According to U.S. law they should have been deported, but Cambodia did not accept deportees at the time of their sentences. After September 2001, the U.S. pressured Cambodia into changing its policy. As a result, thousands of individuals were separated from their families and returned to a land that many barely knew. Many deportees faced the prospect of paying a double penalty: having already served their original prison sentences and moved on with their lives, they now faced deportation.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee

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"Her passport said she was Cha Jung Hee. She knew she was not. So began a 40 year deception for a Korean adoptee who came to the US in 1966. Told to keep her true identity a secret from her new American family, this 8 year old girl quickly forgot she was ever anyone else. But why had her identity been switched? And who was the real Cha Jung Hee? In the Matter of Cha Jung Hee is the search to find the answers, as acclaimed filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem (First person plural, PBS 2000) returns to her native Korea to find her "double," the mysterious girl whose place she took in America. As seen on PBS on the award-winning series, Point of View (POV)"--Container.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Hollywood Chinese: The Chinese in American Feature Films

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Documents the representation and involvement of the Chinese in American cinema from the silent era to the 21st century. While celebrating their contributions to American filmmaking a haunting and telling undercurrent of racism and stereotypes weaves its way in, suggestive of the difficulties that Chinese men and women found working in Hollywood -- particularly in the early years. As a historical footnote, Dong also makes film history by rediscovering and editing in footage from what is alleged to be the first Asian-American film ever made: the 1916 "The Curse of Quon Gwon," directed by Marion Wong.
DVD
2010; 2007
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The Journey of the Bonesetter's Daughter

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Follows the creation of the San Francisco Opera's celebrated production of The Bonesetter's Daughter, based on Amy Tan's book of the same name. Bringing together artists from China and the U.S, the opera tells a deeply moving story about the difficult but unbreakable bond between mothers and daughters.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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First Person Plural

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"In 1966, Deann Borshay Liem was adopted by an American family and was sent from Korea to her new home. Growing up in California, the memory of her birth family was nearly obliterated until recurring dreams led Borshay Liem to discover the truth: her Korean mother was very much alive. Bravely uniting her biological and adoptive families, filmmaker Borshay Liem's heartfelt journey makes FIRST PERSON PLURAL a poignant essay on family, loss, and the reconciling of two identities"--Container.
DVD
2000
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Village Called Versailles: Làng Versailles (Vẹc Sai)

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"A documentary about Versailles, a community in eastern New Orleans first settled by Vietnamese refugees. After Hurricane Katrina, Versailles residents impressively rise to the challenges by returning and rebuilding before most neighborhoods in New Orleans, only to have their homes threatened by a new government-imposed toxic landfill just two miles away. [It] recounts the empowering story of how this group of people, who has already suffered so much in their lifetime, turns a devastating disaster into a catalyst for change and a chance for a better future"--Container.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

New Year Baby

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"Born on Cambodian New Year in a refugee camp, Socheata grew up in the United States not knowing about her family's past. In New Year Baby, she journeys to Cambodia to discover the secrets of how her family came together during the Khmer Rouge period. She finds that what her parents hid in shame also proves their great heroism"--Container.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority

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Chronicles the life of Patsy Mink, the first Asian American woman and the first woman of color elected to the United States Congress. She played a seminal role in the enactment of Title IX which helped level the playing field for women in higher education and athletics. Her run for the presidency is also covered.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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New Muslim Cool

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"Puerto Rican-American rapper Hamza Pérez pulled himself out of drug dealing and street life 12 years ago and became a Muslim. Now he's moved to Pittsburgh's tough North Side to start a new religious community, rebuild his shattered family and take his message of faith to other young people through hard-hitting hip-hop music. But when the FBI raids his mosque, Hamza must confront the realities of the post-9/11 world, and himself." -- www.pbs.org/pov
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Calavera Highway

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When Armando and Carlos Peña hit the road to return their mother Rose's ashes to Texas, they embark on a profound journey, confronting a past haunted by her estrangement from her family as well as the specter of their missing father. The latter's disappearance in 1954 coincided with the year the U.S. government launched Operation Wetback, a notorious program that forcibly deported more than a million Mexican nationals and Mexican Americans. Armando and Carlos travel through California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada and Texas to visit their five brothers, each of whom has been deeply affected by their fatherless childhood - Luis, a born-again Christian; Lupe, the brother who liked to party and drink too much; Raul, who turned down an art scholarship to get married; Robert, the eld [...]
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

The Cats of Mirikitani

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"Eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But when 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets and a local filmmaker brings him to her home, the two embark on a journey to confront Jimmy's painful past. An intimate exploration of the lingering wounds of war and the healing powers of community and art..."--Container.
DVD
2008; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Calcutta Calling

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Sasha Khokha filmed three teenage girls, adopted at birth from a Bengali orphanage by white American families living in rural Swedish-Lutheran Minnesota, as they journey to Calcutta.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Daughters of Everest

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"Brings a unique flavor to a familiar story: the attempt to climb Mount Everest. In 2000, the first-ever expedition of Sherpa women to climb Everest was organized. This captivating documentary gives a close-up account of the expedition"--Container.
DVD
2006; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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From a Silk Cocoon

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Tells the story of a young couple, Shizuko and Itaru Ina, who responded to the loss of their civil liberties by renouncing their American citizenship during their 4 1/2 year internment during World War II, who committed their hopes for their children's future to a better life in Japan. Based on personal documents that detail a daily accounting of life and private emotional upheaval during incarceration, separation and reunification. Interviews with other Japanese speaking former internees who ultimately sought refuge from their imprisonment by declaring their loyalty to Japan present disturbing disclosures of unjustified treatment and suffering.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)