Kendra, a Native adoptee, grew up assimilated in a loving, white family with little connection to her heritage. Now, as an adult with a family of her own, Kendra embarks on a seven year journey to find her biological mother, April, and return to her Lummi homeland. Together, Kendra and April, also a Native adoptee, navigate what it means to be Native and to belong to a tribe from the outside.
The Asian American Pacific Islander community has found their own voice and power in the U.S. – from leading major labor movements to asserting their rights as citizens to crafting a unique voice that connects heritage with today’s pop culture, the resilience of the AAPI community is inspiring and impactful. This Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, watch films that honor the incredible struggles of AAPI, while recognizing their strengths and successes.
Asian American Stories of Resilience and Beyond: AAPI Filmmakers Explore Identity Through Family and Community
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.
Five new episodes of AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange chronicle social movements from the African Diaspora in Liverpool, Tunisia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and more. This season, AfroPoP aims to showcase contemporary Black stories, celebrating the diversity of cultures and experiences of the diaspora around the world.
Pacific Heartbeat presents four new films that explore the importance of connection among Pacific Islanders and their communities, profiling student-led strikes for climate change in Aotearoa; the bond of a mother and son in Kawakawa; the journey to rediscover home and Samoan culture; and a look back through history and legend in Honolulu.