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by Joyce Lee

A 3-D-animated short about a bright, five year old from China who uses her imagination to cope with her new life in America.

Global Voices

Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority

by Kimberlee Bassford

A look at the life of Patsy Mink, the first Asian American woman and woman of color in the United States Congress.

Women and Girls Lead

Portraits from the Cloth

by Alberto Justiniano, Xiong Vang, and Roger Schmitz

A Hmong immigrant completes a tapestry telling of her family's dangerous escape from Laos and celebrating survival in a new land.

Precious Cargo

by Pham Quoc Thai and Janet Gardner

Adoptees from Vietnam who were taken to the United States via Operation Baby Lift in 1975 return to their homeland 25 years later in search of their own history and culture.

Project Kashmir

by Senain Kheshgi and Geeta V. Patel

Project Kashmir tests the limits of friendship and costs of war in one of the most dangerous and beautiful places on earth.

Independent Lens

Race Is the Place

by Rick Tejada-Flores and Ray Telles

Race Is the Place presents the creative visions of a group of multicultural actors, poets, visual artists and musicians on America’s most pressing social issues.

Independent Lens


by Spencer Nakasako

Three young Cambodian American men return to the land of their roots wielding video cameras to document their experience of meeting fathers, sisters, and brothers for the first time.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

Right Here, Right Now

by Ellen Schneider

A series of first-person video diaries.

Saigon, U.S.A.

by Lindsey Jang and Robert C. Winn

A look at the changing identity of Little Saigon, a Vietnamese community in Orange County, California, and its struggles to reconcile the demons of the past with present life in America.

Seeking Asian Female

by Debbie Lum

Two strangers — an elderly American man and a young Chinese woman — pursue a marriage brokered by the internet, but they get more than they bargained for when she moves across the Pacific to start a new life with him in America, in this intimate and quirky, personal documentary about modern love.

Independent Lens

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