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Films that Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month #AsianPacificAmericanHeritageMonth

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In 1977, Rep. Frank Horton of New York and Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii proposed that Congress designate one week annually to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Each proposal was subsequently voted down by American lawmakers. More than a decade later, the U.S. established a full month in recognition of this diverse people and their integral role in the nation’s history.

Today, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are the fastest growing minority population. Still, as filmmaker Matthew Hashiguchi notes, “in many ways the Asian American experience isn’t part of the mainstream dialogue in the United States.” Films, documentaries, and other video resources are just one way to bring awareness to AAPI issues and celebrate Heritage Month. Below are descriptions of free online documentaries, lectures, and short films that bring these experiences center stage.

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