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     In No One's Shadow: Filipinos in America

    This video recounts Filipino American history from the 1900s to the present, exploring many of the contributions that Filipinos have made to this society in fields such as agriculture, arts, and politics. An important overview of the second-largest Asian American ethnic group in the United States, In No One's Shadow paints a comprehensive overview of Filipino American history, tracing their rich and varied accomplishments and contributions to the United States

     

     

     Forbidden City, USA

    It was the swinging 30s. The big bands of the 40s. It was San Francisco night life – Baghdad by the Bay. And the crowds were packing the nation’s premiere all-Chinese nightclub, Forbidden City. Like the Cotton Club of Harlem which featured America’s finest African American entertainers, Forbidden City gained an international reputation with its unique showcase of Chinese American performers in eye-popping all-American extravaganzas.Part That’s Entertainment and part PBS, Forbidden City, U.S.A. captures this little-known chapter of entertainment history and takes it center stage, featuring a cast of original nightclub performers. 

     

     

     The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Examine the origin, history and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already here ever to become U.S. citizens. 

     

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     Skin Stories

    'The marks we choose to wear are the clues to the mystery of ourselves...' Tracing back more than 2,000 years to the Pacific Islands, tattoo is an ancient art form that began as a rite of passage for Polynesians and has become a form of expression for people worldwide. Featuring traditional tattooing ceremonies, compelling interviews, and a breathtaking collection of tattoo body art, Skin Stories traces the roots of tattoo, highlighting individual stories and the evolution of cultural traditions in the Pacific