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Frank Wong's Chinatown

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.

Ghost Story

by Veronika Soul

A tenement apartment becomes home to past and present generations of a Chinese immigrant family in this brief meditation on time, memory, and change.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

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

A Hard Straight

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.

Independent Lens

Immigration Battle

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

Journey of the Bonesetter's Daughter

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.

Kelly Loves Tony

by Spencer Nakasako

A young Southeast Asian couple wrestle with the nebulous cultural zone between first and second generation immigrant life.


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.

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.

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.

Global Voices, POV


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