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Act of War: The Overthrow of the Hawaiian Nation

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.

Ancestors in the Americas: Chinese in the Frontier West

by Loni Ding

The relationships between 19th century Chinese immigrants and the people and issues they encountered in America.

Butte, 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.

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The Cool School

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.

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Cowboys, Indians, & Lawyers

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.

Dude Ranch Days

by Leticia C. Langord

The 100-year history of the western dude ranch is told through interviews with ranchers, wranglers, and dudes.

The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers' Struggle

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.

Gregory Kondos: A Passion for the Land

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.

Heart Strings: The Story of the Kamaka Ukulele

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.

Hopi Quilts

by Pam Stevenson

Visit Hopi quilters on remote Arizona mesas to see how they have made American quilting traditions their own.

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