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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month - Favorite DVDs

A few favorite DVDs from the Asian Pacific Resource Center.

List created by the Linda Fernandes, Asian Pacific Resource Center Librarian (May 2016).

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Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words

Anna May Wong was a third generation Chinese American actress from Los Angeles, who transitioned from silent movies to the talkies. She co-starred with Marlene Dietrich, Anthony Quinn, and Douglas Fairbanks -- but spent most of her career typecast. Today she is seen as a pioneering artist who found success in a hostile environment.

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The Lost Village of Terminal Island

Terminal Island in a small corner of the Port of Los Angeles was once home to 3000 Japanese immigrants and their families.

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The Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers

Emmy-nominated documentary tells the story of labor organizer Larry Itliong and the Filipino farm workers who played a pivotal role in the Delano grape strike and boycott 1965-1970.

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Hawaiian Voices: Bridging Past to Present

A tribute to the role of the Kupuna, elders, and their role in preserving Hawaiian culture.

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The Missing Picture

A Cambodian/ French documentary about the Khmer Rouge and director Rithy Panh's quest to recreate the missing images from the time when the Khmer Rouge ruled. Nominated for Best Foreign Language film at the 86th Academy Awards.

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Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority

In 1965, Patsy Takemoto Mink became the first Asian American woman and woman of color in the United States Congress. In 1972, she became the first Asian American to seek the Democratic nomination for President.

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Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story

In 1942, Fred Korematsu was a 23-year-old shipyard worker when Executive Order 9066 was issued ordering Japanese Americans to internment camps. Korematsu resisted and was arrested but he challenged his case all the way to Supreme Court.