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Matters of Race

by Orlando Bagwell

Examining racial dynamics in diverse communities across the United States, this four-part series explores how race shapes Americans' sense of national and individual identity.

Meet the Patels

by Geeta Patel and Ravi Patel

After he breaks up with his girlfriend, Ravi Patel — almost 30 and single — enters the semi-arranged marriage system in America.

Independent Lens

Monkey Dance

by Julie Mallozzi

Their parents escaped Cambodia's killing fields — now dance helps three teens survive the minefields of urban America.

Most Honorable Son

by William Kubota

Most Honorable Son tells the story of U.S. Army aerial gunner Ben Kuroki, a Japanese American who volunteered to fight against Japan to prove his loyalty to America.

My America ... Or Honk if You Love Buddha

by Renee Tajima-Pena

The filmmaker takes to the road to see what it means to be Asian American in our rapidly-changing society.

The New Americans

by Gordon Quinn, Gita Saedi, and Steve James

Follow a diverse group of immigrants and refugees as they leave their home and families behind and learn what it means to be new Americans in the 21st century.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

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New Faces on Main Street

by Eileen Littig

An examination of the origins and consequences of immigration patterns in Wisconsin established for Southeast Asian and Latino immigrants.

New Year Baby

by Socheata Poeuv

Filmmaker Socheata Poeuv grew up in the United States never knowing that her family had survived the Khmer Rouge genocide. In New Year Baby, she embarks on a journey to Cambodia in search of the truth about her family's past.

Independent Lens, Global Voices

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Oh, Saigon

by Doan Hoang

A Vietnamese family attempts to resolve its divided past when three brothers who fought against one another in the Vietnam War confront their differences.

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

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