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by Puhipau and Joan Lander
Act of War examines the circumstances surrounding the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian sovereignty in 1893, Hawaii's subsequent U.S. annexation, and its impact from a native Hawaiian perspective.
by Loni Ding
The relationships between 19th century Chinese immigrants and the people and issues they encountered in America.
by Pamela Roberts
Butte, America chronicles the rise and fall of a small mining town with a larger-than-life spirit — where fortunes were made and lost, and where community was precious, but life was cheap.
by Morgan Neville
From 1957 to 1966, the Ferus Gallery was the catalyst of modern art in Los Angeles. Launching the careers of luminaries like Warhol, Ruscha and Lichtenstein, Ferus built an art scene from scratch and transformed the cultural climate of the West Coast.
by Julia Dengel
A Western community fights over a massive dam proposed to serve Indian-owned, coal-fired power plants, providing an intimate portrait of American pork barrel politics and Anglo-Indian relations.
by Leticia C. Langord
The 100-year history of the western dude ranch is told through interviews with ranchers, wranglers, and dudes.
by Rick Tejada-Flores and Ray Telles
This is the story of the United Farmworkers Union (UFW) and its leader Cesar Chavez, who inspired Latino activism of the ’60s and ’70s, and involved millions in a nonviolent struggle for social justice.
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 Ray Tatar
This biographical film paints a portrait of Gregory Kondos, a landscape painter whose work has been described as “painterly realism.” The story of an American artist whose work helped define the post-World War II era, and a landscape arts school in California he influenced.
by Dawn Kaniaupio and Stuart Yamane
Heart Strings is the story of Kamaka Hawaii, an instrument manufacturing business run by four generations of one Hawaiian family.