Viewing Topic: ImmigrantsView All
Double Exposure

by Kit-Yin Snyder

An artist and self-proclaimed “old Chinese lady” sets out to explore her own identity and prove it’s never too late to take a risk by making her first film at the age of 68.

Independent Lens

A Dream in Doubt

by Tami Yeager

In the wake of 9/11 and the hate crimes that followed, a Sikh American struggles to believe in the American dream amidst a climate of xenophobia and fear.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

East of Salinas

by Laura Pacheco and Jackie Mow

Born in Mexico but living in Salinas, California, third-grader José Ansaldo loves school. With little support at home, he turns to his teacher Oscar Ramos, who inspires him to imagine a life beyond the fields where his parents work.

Every Day Is a Holiday

by Theresa Loong

A war veteran and P.O.W. takes a long and complicated path to U.S. citizenship, made even more dramatic by his daughter's discovery of his wartime diary.

Farmingville

by Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini

The shocking hate-based attempted murders of two Mexican day laborers catapult a small Long Island town into national headlines, unmasking a new front line in the border wars: suburbia.

POV

The Flute Player

by Jocelyn S. Glatzer and Christine Courtney

The heart-wrenching journey of a survivor of Cambodia’s killing fields, and his work to heal himself and his country through music.

POV, Global Voices

Girl, Adopted

by Melanie Judd and Susan Motamed

Girl, Adopted is a contemporary coming-of-age story that follows 13-year-old Weynsht from her orphanage in Ethiopia's capital city to an adoptive American family in rural Arkansas.

Global Voices

I.M. Pei: Building China Modern

by Eugene Shirley

After 70 years in the U.S., renowned architect I.M. Pei returns to his ancestral home of Suzhou, China to build a modern museum in this ancient city.

American Masters

Immigrant High

by Xochitl Dorsey

Immigrant teens face discrimination, language barriers, unfamiliar cultural traditions — all while dealing with the changes all teens struggle with. Many give up on school. Immigrant High takes us into the halls of Pan American International High School in Queens, New York, a school that aims to give its Latino students a place to belong and excel.

Independent Lens

Watch it online

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.

EXPLORE FILMS

By Topic