Asian Americans DVD

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Item #: WC5522
This five-part series traces the story of Asian Americans, spanning 150 years of immigration, racial politics, international relations and cultural innovation. It is a timely, clear-eyed look at the vital role that Asian Americans have played in defining who we are as a nation. Their stories are a celebration of the grit and resilience of a people that reflects the ... More
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This five-part series traces the story of Asian Americans, spanning 150 years of immigration, racial politics, international relations and cultural innovation. It is a timely, clear-eyed look at the vital role that Asian Americans have played in defining who we are as a nation. Their stories are a celebration of the grit and resilience of a people that reflects the experience of all Americans.

Asian Americans delivers a bold, new perspective on the Asian American experience that will surprise, move and inspire audiences. The five-part documentary series traces the epic story of Asian Americans, spanning 150 years of immigration, racial politics, international relations and cultural innovation. It is a timely, clear-eyed look at the vital role that Asian Americans have played in defining who we are as a nation. As the United States is rapidly becoming more diverse, but also more divided, how do we move forward together? Through the lens of the country’s fastest growing population, Asian Americans illuminates the way one group of Americans, who were long excluded and considered outsiders, have pursued two visions of the American Dream: one of opportunity and a better life, but also the pursuit of ideals of equality and a more perfect union. Their stories are a celebration of the grit and resilience of a people that reflects the experience of all Americans.

Producer: Renee Tajima-Peña, S. Leo Chiang, Grace Lee, Geeta Gandbhir
Executive Producer: Jeff Bieber, Stephen Gong, Donald Young, Sally Jo Fifer, Jean Tsien
Production Company: ITVS (Independent Lens); WETA; Center for Asian American Media
Production Year: 2020
Copyright Year: 2020
Rating: TV-14
Narrator: Daniel Dae Kim, Tamlyn Tomita
Actors: Ming Na Wen, Satsuki Ina, Greg Watanabe
Writers: S. Leo Chiang, Victoria Chalk, Aldo Velasco, Grace Lee, Alex Keipper
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 360 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

"A landmark program spanning 150 years that couldn’t arrive at a more timely moment." -- Los Angeles Times
"The most ambitious documentary project ever to chronicle the history of the Asian-American community." -- The New York Times