Documentary | 2003 | 90 mins | DVD | Closed Captioning | Study Guide Available
Grade Levels: Middle school and up
Through intimate profiles of individuals and communities from across the country, these three 30-minute programs offers fresh perspectives on how Asian Americans continually redefine and empower themselves in contemporary society.
Director: Sapana Sakya
Martin Bautista and Jeffrey Lim are Filipino immigrant doctors who practice in the predominantly Caucasian, hog-farming American heartland of Guymon, Oklahoma. Tempered by both pride in their heritage and the pressure to assimilate, their daily lives brim with the challenges and rewards of being pioneers on a new frontier.
ANGRY LITTLE ASIAN GIRL
Director: Kyung Yu
Creator of the underground comic and website “Angry Little Girls,” Lela Lee also enjoys a successful acting career in film and television. The same fiery attitude and unyielding principles that distinguish her graphic projects fuel her on-screen pursuits, testifying to the ambitions and hopes of a Korean American talent expressing her identity every way possible.
Director: Donald Young
The highest elected official of Asian descent on the mainland, Gary Locke has blazed a unique trail marked by the benefits and burdens of being “the first.” From his inauspicious beginnings as the son of Chinese immigrants to his becoming the governor of his home state, Washington, this segment chronicles the unprecedented rise to power of Asian America’s most visible political leader.