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Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021

5 Shows & Movies | by PBS

The Australian Dream

The Australian Dream

Movies

AFL legend Adam Goodes shares the story of his life and career to offer a deeper insight into race, identity, and belonging.

Far East Deep South

Far East Deep South

Movies

When a Chinese-American family travels from California to Mississippi to visit the grave of their ancestors, they stumble upon surprising revelations. Along the way, they meet a diverse group of local residents and historians, who shed light on the racially complex history of the early Chinese in the segregated South. Their emotional journey also leads them to discover how the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 impacted their family and how deep their roots run in America.

Curtain Up!

Curtain Up!

Movies

Curtain Up! follows elementary school kids in New York’s Chinatown as they prepare for a production and begin to discover themselves. Behind the scenes, they face families’ expectations and uncertainties post-graduation. Interestingly, it is through rehearsing for this American favorite that these kids come to grapple with their Chinese roots.

Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir

Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir

Movies

Amy Tan has established herself as one of America’s most respected literary voices. Born to Chinese immigrant parents, it would be decades before the author of The Joy Luck Club would fully understand the inherited trauma rooted in the legacies of women who survived the Chinese tradition of concubinage.

For My Father's Kingdom

For My Father's Kingdom

Movies

The church of Tonga demands donations, especially from those who have left the country. This personal documentary follows the family of Saia Mafile’o who, decades after moving to New Zealand, still dedicates his life and money entirely to his homeland.

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