Asian Americans DVD

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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 ... 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

12 Reviews
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BRIAN
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
08/07/22
Great important history
Review by BRIAN on 08/07/22 review stating Great important history
Great important history
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Eng S.
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
08/04/22
Great documentary
Review by Eng S. on 08/04/22 review stating Great documentary
Understand Asian history much better. Priceless pictures of old and citizenship issues traced back to dealing with Asian including birthright citizenship.
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Chong.
Anonymous User
3.0 star rating
05/05/22
This program revealed early back ground of modern Korean.
Review by Chong. on 05/05/22 review stating This program revealed early back ground of modern Korean.
I would like showed them to my children and their family and my friends
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Jim
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
05/05/22
Culturally impactful.
Review by Jim on 05/05/22 review stating Culturally impactful.
This was basically a retelling of my familys story.
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Laverne
Verified Buyer
4.0 star rating
02/23/22
I saw this series when
Review by Laverne on 02/23/22 review stating I saw this series when
I saw this series when it first aired on PBS. Very educational and well put together.
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cleobella
Verified Reviewer
5.0 star rating
10/30/21
Excellent series, telling American stories
Review by cleobella on 10/30/21 review stating Excellent series, telling American stories
This series is excellent. Asian Americans, the fastest growing group of people of color, are not monolith. There are many Asian countries - Japan, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Korea, Singapore to name a few. Each with her own rich culture to bring to America. This sheds so much light into important parts of American history, that should be included in every American students social studies/history education. I watched it myself, then with my children. Well done, PBS, thank you for this wonderful material. Only through education and being informed, can we truly understand one another. Lets be proud Americans, unite, and denounce any type of aggressive, passive-aggressive hateful behavior. It has no place in our country and we should openly denounce it. Vote, pass laws, fund organizations for all groups of people.
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ALFRED
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
09/01/21
Asian Americans
Review by ALFRED on 09/01/21 review stating Asian Americans
Succinct but moving
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Shirley S.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
09/01/21
recommended by a friend
Review by Shirley S. on 09/01/21 review stating recommended by a friend
It was recommended to me by a friend of the family and so I recorded it on DVR and glad how it is not just a retelling, but a telling of the history of those of us who had ancestors or family that immigrated from the Far East during the 150+ years. I am also glad that they were able to get the perspectives of those of this current generational age. Even if we are 1st or 2nd generation American born Asians. As others have said, it sheds light as to the equalities, inequalities, and stereotypes that Asian Americans have faced during the last century and a half. Have recommended it to others and will recommend it to others.
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Corky L.
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5.0 star rating
09/01/21
This ought to be in every public library.
Review by Corky L. on 09/01/21 review stating This ought to be in every public library.
This is only the 2nd time that APA filmmakers get to tell our stories. The last time was 25 years ago thru the lens of Loni Dings series, Ancestors in the Americas regrettably she never finished Part 3.
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Steph
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
12/15/20
Very Interesting and Shocking
Review by Steph on 12/15/20 review stating Very Interesting and Shocking
I want to pass this information to my family, friends, and future generations. I learned more about my roots and other Asians that shaped America. Im surprised this happened so recently.
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Jan
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
12/15/20
Excellent overview of Asian American history
Review by Jan on 12/15/20 review stating Excellent overview of Asian American history
Saw the 5 hours on PBS and was impressed. Want to watch it again at home and show to The younger generation.
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Liz
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
So Important to Vote
Review by Liz on 07/17/20 review stating So Important to Vote
My mother immigrated from Germany. When I watched last episode I bawled. I sobbed. I howled. I have TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome). I canvass voters in LD16 in Arizona. Ive met Asians from all over just like in the video. Im so proud of them. They will save us if they vote. I hope that their elders understand. Their children are their guides.

"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



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