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National Asian American Telecommunications Association

Works: 290 works in 724 publications in 3 languages and 8,652 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biographies  Internet videos  Interviews  Biographical films  Personal narratives 
Roles: pre, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, E
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Most widely held works about National Asian American Telecommunications Association
Most widely held works by National Asian American Telecommunications Association
The split horn : the life of a Hmong Shaman in America by Taggart Siegel( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the life and culture of the Thao family, Hmong Americans in Appleton, Wisconsin
Ba jiu dian zhong de tai yang = Morning sun( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 461 WorldCat member 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
First person plural( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1966, Deann Borshay Liem was adopted by an American family and was sent from Korea to her new home. Growing up in California, the memory of her birth family was nearly obliterated until recurring dreams led Borshay Liem to discover the truth: her Korean mother was very much alive. Bravely uniting her biological and adoptive families, filmmaker Borshay Liem's heartfelt journey makes FIRST PERSON PLURAL a poignant essay on family, loss, and the reconciling of two identities"--Container
Bontoc eulogy( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This docudrama examines the Filipino experience at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, focusing on the filmmaker's grandfather, an Igorot warrior, one of the 1,100 tribal natives displayed as anthropological "specimens" in the notorious Philippine Village exhibit. A unique fusion of rare archival images, and carefully orchestrated visual sequences shot in the present, Bontoc Eulogy is an original and innovative investigation of memory and the spectacle of the "Other" in turn-of-the-century America
Daughter from Danang( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member 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
Refugee( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mike Siv has a plan: go to Cambodia with his buddies Paul and David, see the sights, have fun and reunite with his father and younger brother, whom he hasn't seen in twenty-two years. Harsh reality sets in before the journey even begins, however, as Mike, Paul and David have never been out of the country, and are the first in their families to visit Cambodia since fleeing the bloody regime of Pol Pot in the late 1970s. A reunion becomes a journey of self-discovery, maturation, borken families and backdrop of war
China 21( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This eye-opening documentary follows four Chinese families as they step into the 21st century. Working without official permits, the filmmakers used compact digital video gear to record intimate portraits of ordinary people living in tumultuous times, capturing candid and sometimes emotional interviews. Families are small -- one child in the city, two in the country -- so children hold center stage. Veterans of the Cultural Revolution are saving up to send their son to business school. Another couple, whose son is a prize law student, glows with satisfaction. To insure his children's future, a peasant leaves his remote village to work in the quasi-legal urban job market. A farm family near Shanghai feels manhandled by the privatizing economy; they sacrifice to send their daughter to high school. CHINA 21 introduces otherwise anonymous people whose spark and initiative are changing their country
The Gate of Heavenly Peace by James Fenton( Visual )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2020 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses Tiananmen Square incident, June 4, 1989. Includes still photographs, eyewitness accounts, interviews, and newsreels
Sparrow village( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video follows the struggle for education faced by serveral young girls living in a rural village in southwestern China
Ancestors in the Americas( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member 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
My America : --or honk if you love Buddha( Visual )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a road trip across the U.S. filmmaker Renee Tajima-Pena records the voices and personalities of Asian Americans from Chinatown, New York to a debutante ball in Anaheim, California. Tajima-Pena's metaphorical guide along this journey is the film's "road guru," Victor Wong
The debut( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member 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
Mommy, what's wrong( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young woman's relationship to her mother and sense of personal history is revealed in an evocative docu-memoir composition of home movie footage, recordings and the subconscious thread of a recurring dream. Thoughts of immigration, motherhood, daughterhood and spirituality culminate in a cathartic relay of strength between mother and daughter. This strong emotional undertow conjures a desire to look deeper into the artifact, evidence and testimony of memory"--The Publisher
Bittersweet survival : Southeast Asian refugees in America( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary examines the re-settlement of South-East Asian refugees in the United States in the aftermath of the Vietnam War. The film begins with a montage of riveting footage depicting the devastating effects of the war. It then unveils the mixed reception given Vietnamese refugees in the United States, from battles with local fishermen in Monterey, California, to conflicts in Philadelphia where their arrival in the city's poorest neighborhoods kindled resentment in the Black community. The film also explores their struggle to cope with life in the U.S. and maintain their identity
37 stories about leaving home( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Japanese and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fascinating experimental documentary examines the relationships between grandmothers, mothers and daughters in Japan. Interwoven throughout the interviews with these women is a folk tale about a mother who rescues her daughter from an evil ogre who had kidnapped her. Insightful and entertaining, this innovative piece not only communicates how the roles of Japanese women have changed over the century, but also provides an idea of the transitions contemporary Japanese society is undergoing
Days of waiting : the life and art of Estelle Ishigo by Steven Okazaki( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member 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
Comrades( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Edward Wong explores the nature of political and ideological allegiances as he follows the separate paths taken by two men, Alex Hing and Yook Wong, the filmmaker's father who joined the Communist Revolution that swept through China in 1949 but "denounced his faith" after years of separation from his family. Hing founded the Red Guard - modeled after China's Communist youth cadres - in San Francisco's Chinatown in the '60s. Both embraced communism in different contexts yet faced similar opposition for living by their beliefs. A fascinating testament to the commitments that fuel all political struggles, Comrades compares and reviews Wong's and Hing's accomplishments to illuminate the legacy of their efforts upon activism today
Children of the camps : the documentary( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is a powerful documentary that portrays the lingering personal impact of the World War II internment experience on Japanese Americans who were children during their imprisonment. 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. This program provides a rare glimpse into the very private lives of Japanese Americans who typically have not talked openly about the humiliation and trauma of the internment experience. It is an emotionally riveting piece that tells a disturbing story of racism in America, while highlighting the incredibly enduring strengths and cultural resources of the internees as they embark on a journey of healing
Slaying the dragon by Deborah Gee( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although strides have been made to portray Asian American women more accurately, Slaying the Dragon points to the fact that unlike other minorities, Asian American women must overcome two passive stereotypes: being Asian and being female
Monkey dance( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the lives of three Cambodian American teenagers as they come of age in the United States while holding on to some aspects of their Cambodian culture such as Cambodian dance
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