National Asian American Telecommunications Association
Most widely held works about National Asian American Telecommunications Association
Most widely held works by National Asian American Telecommunications Association
The Gate of Heavenly Peace ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Revisits the Tiananmen Square incident of June 4, 1989 and explores the complex political process that led to the protests and the eventual Beijing massacre. Includes still photographs, eyewitness accounts, interviews, and newsreels.
The split horn the life of a Hmong Shaman in America ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
Shows the life and culture of the Thao family, Hmong Americans in Appleton, Wisconsin.
American experience. Daughter from Danang ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
In 1975, with the end of the war in Vietnam imminent, Mai Thi Kim, a poor, young Vietnamese woman, sent her seven-year-old daughter to America as part of a controversial evacuation program known as Operation Babylift. Kim believed her daughter Hiep -- who was conceived during a brief love affair with an American Naval officer -- would be in danger in Vietnam. Hiep's journey took her to Pulaski, Tennessee, where she was adopted by a single woman and renamed Heidi, and became "101%" American. In 1997, Heidi decides to return to Vietnam in search of her mother. The film follows mother and daughter over the course of their one-week reunion, and in painful, difficult scenes, it becomes apparent that the cultural gulf between them is much larger than either imagined. It reveals how the trauma inflicted by the Vietnam War continues to haunt and harm those who survived it.
Morning sun 八九点钟的太阳 ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
This film attempts in the space of a two-hour documentary film to create an inner history of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (c.1964-1976). It provides a multi-perspective view of a tumultuous period as seen through the eyes--and reflected in the hearts and minds--of members of the high-school generation that was born around the time of the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, and that came of age in the 1960s. Others join them in creating in the film's conversation about the period and the psycho-emotional topography of high-Maoist China, as well as the enduring legacy of that period.
Daughter from Đànã̆ng a film ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
Heidi seems the proverbial "all-American girl" from small-town Pulaski, Tennessee. But she was born Mai Thi Hiep in Danang, Vietnam, the daughter of an American serviceman and a Vietnamese woman. At the war's end, her mother, hearing rumors that racially mixed children would be persecuted, place the 7-year-old girl on an "Operation Babylift" plane to the United States. Twenty-two years later mother and daughter are miraculously reunited in Danang. But what seems like the cue for a happy ending is anything but as Heidi and her Vietnamese relatives are caught in a heart-wrenching clash of cultures.
My America --or honk if you love Buddha ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
In her warm and funny odyssey across the U.S., Renee Tajima-Peña records the voices and personalities of Asian Americans from Chinatown, New York to a debutante ball in Anaheim, California.
The debut ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Ben is from a Filipino-American family who is soon to graduate from high school. Currently, most of his family is preoccupied with an elaborate coming-out party being thrown for Ben's sister Rose. Ben isn't too thrilled about having to attend, so he invites his best friends Rick and Doug. To their surprise, Rick and Doug find themselves having a great time getting a glimpse of Filipino culture, and Ben meets a pretty girl named Annabelle.
Slaying the dragon ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
Describes and discusses Asians and Asian-Americans as depicted in American Media productions, including films, television programs, commercials, newsreels and news broadcasts, paying particular attention to Asian women. Includes interviews with Asian historians, sociologists, actors & actresses and broadcasters.
First person plural ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
A personal and political film about the filmmaker's experiences being adopted from South Korea and raised by an American family. Also explores the reconciling of different identities.
Days of waiting the life and art of Estelle Ishigo ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Poignant documentary about an extraordinary woman, artist Estelle Ishigo, one of the few Caucasians to be interned with 110,000 Japanese Americans in 1942. When internment came, Ishigo refused to be separated from her Japanese-American husband, and lived with him for four years behind barbed wire in the desolate Heart Mountain camp in Wyoming. During internment, the artist recorded the rigors of camp life with unusual insight, depicting the internees' struggle to keep dignity and hope alive.
Miss India Georgia ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
This documentary video follows four contestants in the Miss India Georgia pageant. It tells the story of their experiences as first generation Indian Americans. These young women disclose the complexity of their feelings about growing up in the United States as children of immigrant parents.
A.k.a. Don Bonus ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
This documentary is a self-portrait of a young Cambodian immigrant growing up in America today. Shot by Sokly Ny himself, it shows his struggles to graduate and survive his complicated life during his senior year of high school.
Beyond barbed wire untold stories of American courage ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Beyond barbed wire recounts the personal sacrifices and stories of heroism displayed by the Japanese American soldiers of the 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence Service who fought for the United States during World War II while their families were held in internment camps.
Children of the camps a documentary and educational project ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
During World War II more than half of the 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent who were "evacuated" to American concentration camps were children. In this documentary six Japanese Americans who were incarcerated as children in the camps reveal their experiences, cultural and familial issues during incarceration, the long internalized grief and shame they felt and how this early trauma manifested itself in their adult lives.
Monkey dance ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Film presents the lives of three Cambodian-American teenagers who come of age in the United States while holding on to some aspects of their Cambodian culture such as Cambodian dance.
Ancestors in the Americas ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Pt. 1 tells the story of how Asians--Filipino, Chinese, Asian Indian--first arrived in the Americas. Film crosses centuries and oceans from the 16th century Manila-Acapulco trade, to the Opium War, to the 19th century plantation coolie labor in South America and the Caribbean. Pt. 2 relates the history of Chinese immigrants in California.
Sa-i-gu ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Explores the embittering effect the Rodney King verdict and riot had on Korean American women shopkeepers who suffered more than half of the material losses in the conflict. Film underscores the shattering of the American dream while taking the media to task for playing up the "Korean-Black" aspect of the rioting.
Act of war the overthrow of the Hawaiian nation ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Film reviews the political and cultural history of the indigenous peoples of Hawaii, the impact of European invaders upon their land and current day political activities by indigenous Hawaiians who wish to reclaim political control of the island.
The Flute player ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Documentary about the life and work of Cambodian genocide survivor, Arn Chorn-Pond. Shows his attempts to bring Cambodia's once outlawed traditional music back to the Cambodian people. Also features members of the Cambodian Master Performers Program.
Kelly loves Tony ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Seventeen year-old Kelly Saeteurn has a dream--she calls it her "American dream." As a fresh high school graduate on her way to college she envisions a rosy future for herself, full of exciting opportunities granted by a college education. Kelly is the first in her family of Iu Mien refugees from Laos to have accomplished as much as she already has, but her dreams exist in sharp contrast to her reality. She is also pregnant. Her boyfriend Tony is a junior high drop out and ex-con whom she had met three months earlier at a shopping mall in Oakland, California. The honesty of this film's footage and dialogue offers viewers a rare glimpse into the lives of two young people struggling to make their relationship work in the face of overwhelming obstacles like parenthood, gender, culture and education.
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