This Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, watch films on WORLD Channel that channel the inspiring and impactful resilience of the AAPI community is, honoring incredible struggles while recognizing strengths and successes.
Weaving together never-before-seen archival footage and photographs, CHINATOWN RISING reveals a deeply personal portrait of a San Francisco neighborhood in transition. Chinatown activists of the 1960s reflect on their years as young residents waging battles for bilingual education, tenants’ rights and ethnic studies curriculum that would shape their community and nation.
A fourth-generation Chinese American, filmmaker Kimberlee Bassford explores her family’s relationship to Honolulu's Chinatown. She also examines the parallels between the COVID-19 pandemic and the 1899-1900 bubonic plague in Hawai‘i, highlighting the ways the two public health crises transformed the iconic neighborhood then and now.
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This May, celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with #AAPIStories honoring the joys and recognizing the struggles of the AAPI community, including Asian American Stories of Resilience and Beyond, a series of seven shorts from AAPI filmmakers exploring the double pandemic of COVID-19 and anti-Asian racism and the rise of solidarity efforts within the community.
Watch three new America ReFramed films: Daughter of a Lost Bird follows a Native adoptee's journey to reconnect with her birth mother and heritage; Geographies of Kinship explores the rise of Korea’s global adoption program; and Chinatown Rising chronicles the battles for social justice in the San Francisco neighborhood. A Tale of Three Chinatowns premieres on Local, USA May 23, documenting the survival of Washington, D.C., Chicago and Boston Chinatowns.
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To commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, an exclusive, digital-first series will turn the lens on AAPI filmmakers: Asian American Stories of Resilience and Beyond features seven short films by both emerging and established creators, all focusing on the theme of resilience.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian American and Pacific Islander community has been plagued by heightened hate. This AAPI Heritage Month, watch films that honor the struggles faced and celebrate the accomplishments of this vibrant community.
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