Asian American Pacific Islander Stories

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.

Throughout May, WORLD Channel shares stories of AAPI defiance, solidarity and humanity, from complex personal histories of four adult adoptees born in South Korea and intimate portraits of Chinatowns across America to profiles of AAPI changemakers like youth climate change activists in New Zealand. From America ReFramedPacific Heartbeat and more, watch new films and exclusive extras on WORLD, the PBS app and YouTube.

Discuss and engage on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #AAPIStories and tagging us @worldchannel. Subscribe to our newsletter and YouTube for more features including events and interviews.