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National Asian American Telecommunications Association

Works: 280 works in 674 publications in 3 languages and 7,632 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Documentary television programs  Biography  Personal narratives  Interviews  Biographical films  Nonfiction television programs  Internet videos 
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( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film attempts in the space of a two-hour documentary 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 Danang( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 262 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
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
The Gate of Heavenly Peace by Richard Gordon( Visual )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gate of Heavenly Peace goes over the events that took place in China during Spring 1989 and explores the complex political process that eventually led to the Beijing Massacre of June 4th
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

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
Bontoc eulogy( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This docudrama examines the Filipino experience at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. The film focuses on the filmmaker's grandfather, an Igorot warrior, one of the 1,100 tribal natives displayed as anthropological 'specimens' in the Philippine village exhibit. Archival photographs and moving images from the Library of Congress, the National Archives, the Smithsonian Institution, and from contemporary anthropologcal photographer Tommy Hafalla, are interspersed with dramatized sequences shot in the present
China 21( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 184 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 debut( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 183 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
Refugee( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 183 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
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 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of artist Estelle Ishigo, a Caucasian who was interned because she refused to be separated from her Japanese-American husband. She recorded 4 years of life behind barbed wire at the desolate Heart Mountain camp in Wyoming through crayon sketches and watercolors and wrote a novel. She died in deprivation
Sparrow village by Christine Choy( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video follows the struggle for education faced by serveral young girls living in a rural village in southwestern China
Children of the camps : the documentary( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 143 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 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes racial and gender stereotyping of Asian women in U.S. motion pictures, television programs, commercials, newsreels, and news broadcasts. Includes interviews with Asian historians, sociologists, actors and actresses, and broadcasters
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
Mommy, what's wrong( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman's relationship to her mother and sense of personal history is revealed in an evocative memoir 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
Daughter from Đànã̆ng : a film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member 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
37 stories about leaving home( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Japanese and held by 114 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
Comrades( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 110 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
A.k.a. Don Bonus by Spencer Nakasako( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 107 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
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