During a time of war and social tumult, a young generation fights for equality in the fields, on campuses and in the culture, and claim a new identity: Asian Americans. The war’s aftermath brings new immigrants and refugees who expand the population and the definition of Asian America.
May 11 & 12 at 8PM
Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever.
As America becomes more diverse, and more divided while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together?
Told through intimate personal stories, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in it.
Asian Americans Specials
S2020 Ep5 | 53m 34s
At the turn of the new millennium, the U.S becomes more diverse, yet more divided.
S2020 Ep3 | 54m 11s
Asian Americans fight for equality and expand the definition of Asian American.
S2020 Ep2 | 54m 1s
An American-born generation straddles their country of birth and their parents’ homelands.
S2020 Ep1 | 54m 11s
In an era of exclusion and U.S. empire, new immigrants arrive and adapt to life in America
Asian Americans Extras
Annie Tan uncovers a dark moment in her family's history.
The history of identity, contributions, and challenges experienced by Asian Americans.
In 1968 San Francisco State students mounted the longest campus strike in US history.
Laureen Chew grew up sheltered in Chinatown. The SF State strike changed her forever.
Asian American entrepreneurs like Jerry Yang helped build Silicon Valley into a powerhouse
Patsy Mink, the first woman of color in Congress, paved the way for generations.
After Filipino farmworkers walked off the grape fields, Mexican workers joined them.
The oft forgotten history of Filipino farmworkers who launched the 1965 grape strike.
After 9/11 Hari Kondabolu was treated like a foreigner in his own country.
Tereza Lee went from undocumented and afraid to DREAM Act immigrant activist.
The Roots Program brings Asian American history to San Quentin prison.
Mike Nakayama was an American GI, but he was still seen as the enemy.
For Korean Americans like Susan Ahn, WWII was a fight to defend both the U.S. and Korea.
For Satsuki Ina, the question of loyalty began when she was born behind barbed wire.
Chinese immigrants who built the railroad were erased from history, but not forgotten.
In segregated America, Indian immigrants found home and family in communities of color.