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Left by the Ship

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.

Global Perspectives Collection, Independent Lens


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.

Mai's America

by Marlo Poras

When a spunky, mini-skirted daughter of Ho Chi Minh’s revolution leaves cosmopolitan Hanoi for a high school exchange program in rural Mississippi, her ideas about freedom, America, Vietnam, and herself are thrown into question.

POV, Global Voices

Matters of Race

by Orlando Bagwell

Examining racial dynamics in diverse communities across the United States, this four-part series explores how race shapes Americans' sense of national and individual identity.

Meet the Patels

by Geeta Patel and Ravi Patel

After he breaks up with his girlfriend, Ravi Patel — almost 30 and single — enters the semi-arranged marriage system in America.

Independent Lens

Monkey Dance

by Julie Mallozzi

Their parents escaped Cambodia's killing fields — now dance helps three teens survive the minefields of urban America.

Most Honorable Son

by William Kubota

Most Honorable Son tells the story of U.S. Army aerial gunner Ben Kuroki, a Japanese American who volunteered to fight against Japan to prove his loyalty to America.

My America ... Or Honk if You Love Buddha

by Renee Tajima-Pena

The filmmaker takes to the road to see what it means to be Asian American in our rapidly-changing society.

The New Americans

by Gordon Quinn, Gita Saedi, and Steve James

Follow a diverse group of immigrants and refugees as they leave their home and families behind and learn what it means to be new Americans in the 21st century.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

New Faces on Main Street

by Eileen Littig

An examination of the origins and consequences of immigration patterns in Wisconsin established for Southeast Asian and Latino immigrants.


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