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LOS ANGELES—Series Preview: ASIAN AMERICANS
March 6, 2020 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pmFree – $10
LOS ANGELES—This March, the UCLA Asian American Studies Center celebrates its 50th anniversary with Image Movers, a three-weekend film festival featuring powerful imagery and poignant commentary about some of the most meaningful issues facing Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. On March 6, 2020, catch a sneak peek of episode 4 of ASIAN AMERICANS, a five-hour film series chronicling the contributions and challenges of Asian Americans, the fastest-growing ethnic group in America, led by a team of Asian American filmmakers, including Academy Award®-nominated series producer Renee Tajima-Peña (Who Killed Vincent Chin?, No Más Bebés). The screening will be preceded by short film PILGRIMAGE (2003) by Tadashi Nakamura. Both Tajima-Peña and Nakamura will be present for a post-screening Q&A. Friday, March 6, 7:30–10 pm Billy Wilder Theater The Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90024 ASIAN AMERICANS examines the significant role of Asian Americans in shaping American history and identity, from the first wave of Asian immigrants in the 1850s and identity politics during the social and cultural turmoil of the twentieth century to modern refugee crises in a globally connected world. ASIAN AMERICANS is a production of WETA Washington, DC and the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) for PBS, in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Flash Cuts and Tajima-Peña Productions. The series executive producers are Jeff Bieber and Dalton Delan for WETA; Stephen Gong and Donald Young for CAAM; Sally Jo Fifer for ITVS; and Jean Tsien. The series producer is Renee Tajima-Peña. The producer for Flash Cuts is Eurie Chung. The episode producers are S. Leo Chiang, Geeta Gandbhir and Grace Lee. The consulting producer is Mark Jonathan Harris. Major funding for ASIAN AMERICANS is provided by Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB); Wallace H. Coulter Foundation; Public Broadcasting Service (PBS); Ford Foundation/Just Films; National Endowment for the Humanities; The Freeman Foundation; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Kay Family Foundation; Long Family Foundation; Spring Wang and California Humanities. ASIAN AMERICANS is supported by California Humanities through a California Documentary Project grant.