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by Tami Yeager
In the wake of 9/11 and the hate crimes that followed, a Sikh American struggles to believe in the American dream amidst a climate of xenophobia and fear.
Global Voices, Independent Lens
by Theresa Loong
A war veteran and P.O.W. takes a long and complicated path to U.S. citizenship, made even more dramatic by his daughter's discovery of his wartime diary.
by Deann Borshay
In 1966, Deann Borshay Liem was adopted by an American family and was sent from Korea to her new home. Growing up in California, the memory of her birth family was nearly obliterated until recurring dreams lead Borshay Liem to discover the truth: her Korean mother was very much alive.
POV, True Stories
by Jocelyn S. Glatzer and Christine Courtney
The heart-wrenching journey of a survivor of Cambodia’s killing fields, and his work to heal himself and his country through music.
Global Voices, POV
by James Q. Chan
Portrait of a skilled 80-year-old artist who documents his memories of San Francisco’s Chinatown by building detailed miniature models of the neighborhood as it looked in the 1940s-1990s.
by Maro Chermayeff, Jamie Gordon, and Mikaela Beardsley
This multi-platform project is centered around a four-hour PBS primetime national and international broadcast event based on Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's widely acclaimed book, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.
Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead
by Goro Toshima
A gang member, a hustler, and a small-time dealer discover that walking out the prison gates is just the beginning in this intimate film on the experience of doing time and trying to go straight.
by Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini
Immigration Battle is a look at the people from all walks of life and all political persuasions trying to make immigration reform happen, and reveals in depth the ways individual action has transformed the political landscape.
Frontline, Independent Lens
by Monica Lam, David Petersen, and Fawn Ring
Journey of the Bonesetter's Daughter follows the making of a contemporary opera written by Amy Tan with music by Stewart Wallace.
by Spencer Nakasako
A young Southeast Asian couple wrestle with the nebulous cultural zone between first and second generation immigrant life.