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Passing Poston, A Discussion with the Filmmakers
CUNY Asian American/Asian Research Institute & Hunter College Asian American Studies Program event from 20 Feb. 2007. Filmmakers Ruth Okimoto, Joe Fox and James Nubile visit for a discussion about their film, Passing Poston. (57:16)
Streaming Videos (on-campus only)
Documentary: Honor Bound
Available to stream via Library database Academice Video Online - https://cuny-lg.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/view/action/uresolver.do?operation=resolveService&package_service_id=767128910006127&institutionId=6127&customerId=6120. From American History in Video; During the Second World War, while America was fighting the Japanese, a unit of second generation Japanese-Americans was fighting bravely on the European front...The 100/442nd Regiment suffered the highest rates casualty and became the most decorated unit in American history. Meanwhile back at home, their families were in desolate internment camps, forced to leave their homes, farms and businesses. This film, made by the daughter of one of the soldiers, tells their story through remembrances and archival footage. With pride the veterans recall how they rescued the" Lost Battalion" of 211 Texans about to be annihilated by the enemy.
Documentary: Rabbit in the Moon
Documentary/memoir. (84:23) Rabbit In the Moon (DVD207) - The story of 120,000 Japanese Americans who were imprisoned in camps during WW II. The trampling of civil rights; a generation's loss of a lifetime's work; the fissures created in a strong, vital community; the drafting of young men from the camp; the racist loyalty questionnaire - all told through the experiences of the co-producers' family and many other former inmates.
Documentary: Someone Else's War
(2007) dir. Lee Wang; "In the background of the war in Iraq is an invisible army made up of more than 30,000 low-wage workers from South and Southeast Asia. Working for a fraction of what American contractors earn in Iraq, these Asian workers do the dirty work on U.S. military bases--cleaning toilets, serving food and driving some of the most dangerous roads in the country. Yet few Americans outside of Iraq have ever seen or heard of these workers"--(from http://www.worldcat.org)
Film: Come See the Paradise
Hollywood film from 1990; Set against the background of a controversial period in American history, the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, Come See The Paradise is the love story of an Irish-American man and a beautiful Japanese-American woman. (from http://www.worldcat.org)
Panel: Personal Identity and Assimilation
Panel: "Personal Identity and Assimilation: 'Who am I and how do I fit into this society?'” Organized by Dr. Payal Doctor (Humanities)
~ Elizabeth Dalal Pessala: Westbury Justice
~ Jiajie (Gary) He: LaGCC alumni
~ Eun Jung (EJ) Lee: LaGCC student
~ Arif Houssain: LaGCC student
~ Tuan Thai: LaGCC student
Panel: Race, Gender & Sexualities in American Comic Books with Marjorie Liu, Greg Pak and Paolo Javier
PANEL DISCUSSION + Q&A: Race, Gender & Sexualities in American Comic Books with Marjorie Liu, Greg Pak and Paolo Javier.
DATE: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 (11:45 am - 1:00 pm)
LOCATION: LaGuardia Community College, Room MB-10
With Marvel/DC comic book writers Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men), Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk and Batman/Superman) and Paolo Javier.
Panel: You're Asian, You Must Be Smart: Stereotypes and Study Habits
"You're Asian, You Must Be Smart: Stereotypes and Study Habits." Student panel held in the LaGuardia Community College, Poolside Cafe on 30 April 2012; organized by Dr. Payal Doctor (Humanities).
American Born Chinese by Gene Yang
(02:35) Gene Yang talks about themes and characters.
Documentary - Chinatown: Immigrants in America
(1976) (28:10) Focusing on individual stories to expose broader issues,Chinatown: Immigrants in America is an unflinching document of Asian immigrants under pressure to assimilate into mainstream culture and struggling to survive in America. It provides crucial insight for discussions on immigration, ethics and the Chinese community in American cities.
George Takei, TEDx Talk 2013
George Takei (the original Sulu from Star Trek) on Japanese American internment
LaGuardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Avenue, room E101
Long Island City, NY 11101
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