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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 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.
Women and Girls Lead, Independent Lens
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 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.
by Emma Rossi Landi and Alberto Vendemmiati
Three young adults born to Filipino mothers by U.S. servicemen battle against social stigma, family problems, and identity-related issues 18 years after the last U.S. base closed.
Independent Lens, Global Perspectives Collection
by Carole Lucia Satrina and Eugene Marner
In this six-part series, Americans from all walks of life gather at diners, cafeterias, and coffee shops to discuss identity and the challenges of building community.