In episode two, an American-born generation straddles their birth country and their familial homelands in Asia. This episode also examines the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.
In episode one, new immigrants arrive from China, India, Japan, the Philippines, and beyond. Eventually barred by anti-Asian laws, they become America’s first “undocumented immigrants.”
In episode five, Asian American and Pacific Islanders have become the fastest growing population in the US at the turn of the millennium, and the country tackles urgent debates over immigration, race, and economic disparity.
In episode four, a young generation fights for equality in the fields, on campuses, and in the culture, and claim a new identity: Asian Americans.
In episode three, Asian American and Pacific Islanders are simultaneously heralded as a "model minority" and suspected as the perpetual foreigner during the Cold War years. AAPI individuals also aspire for the first time to national political office.
This film reconstructs the events that led to the climax of the Civil Rights Movement.
This documentary illuminates the life and work of Bayard Rustin—a visionary activist who has been called “the unknown hero” of the civil rights movement.