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National Asian American Telecommunications Association

Works: 269 works in 645 publications in 3 languages and 7,081 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Documentary television programs  Personal narratives  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical films  Interviews  Biography  Short films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 959.7043083
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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( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the life and culture of the Thao family, Hmong Americans in Appleton, Wisconsin, and a shaman's struggle to maintain his ancient traditions
Daughter from Danang( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 405 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
Ba jiu dian zhong de tai yang = Morning sun by Arthur Garfield Dove( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 296 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
The Gate of Heavenly Peace by James Fenton( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member 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
First person plural( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 255 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
Children of the camps : the documentary( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 225 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
My America : --or honk if you love Buddha( Visual )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Renee Tajima-Peña goes on the road, à la Jack Kerouac, to record the voices and personalities of Asian Americans everywhere from Chinatown, New York to a debutante ball in Anaheim, California. She compares her childhood to the current ethnic climate of America and chronicles as well the spectacular adventures of her fellow traveler, Victor Wong, son of a San Francisco Chinatown mayor, who went on to become a Beat painter, photojournalist, and character actor
The debut( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 189 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
Days of Waiting : The Life and Art of Estelle Ishigo by Steven Okazaki( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 176 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
Slaying the dragon by Deborah Gee( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 148 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
Refugee( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 138 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 138 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
Monkey dance( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 126 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
A.k.a. Don Bonus by Spencer Nakasako( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member 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
Ancestors in the Americas( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 106 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
Sa-I-Gu : from Korean women's perspectives( Visual )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and Korean and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the embittering effect the Rodney King verdict and subsequent April 29, 1992 riot had on Korean American women shopkeepers who suffered more than half of the material losses in the conflict. Film underscores the shattering of their American dream while taking the media to task for playing up the "Korean-Black" aspect of the rioting
Miss India Georgia( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member 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
The Flute Player by Hendrik Terbrugghen( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member 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 81 WorldCat member 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
Color of honor : the Japanese American soldier in WWII( Visual )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivid, collective portrayal of Japanese Americans during World War II. Three distinct stories are told: the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the most decorated military unit in U.S. history; M.I.S.(Military Intelligence Service), linguists who decoded Japanese military plans; and the thousands of draft resisters and army protesters who challenged the constitutionality of the internment camps
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