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Violence Against Asian Americans

If you are hurting, needing comfort, or are curious to learn, presented here are streaming videos and additional material to learn more about how to fight violence against Asian Americans.

Programs Airing in May

MONDAY, May 3 AT 9PM ON MPT

American Masters: Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir

Explore the life of the groundbreaking author of "The Joy Luck Club" in this intimate portrait. Archival imagery, home movies, photographs, animation, and original interviews create a vivid, colorful journey through Tan's inspiring life and career.

Mondays, May 3-24 at 9PM on MPT2

Pacific Heartbeat

Running the gamut from enlightening documentaries to musical showcases, the anthology series PACIFIC HEARTBEAT draws viewers into the heart, mind, and soul of Pacific Island culture. 

Saturday, May 8 at 6:30 pm on MPT

Bloodline

BLOODLINE is an intimate profile of Vietnamese-American chef Tu David Phu and the evolution of his culinary aesthetic - borne from a bloodline that traces back through childhood and his family's unspoken history of war. The film's narrative is framed around Tu as he returns home to Oakland, California after competing on the cooking series Top Chef (Season 15). 

sunday, MAY 9 at 6pm on MPT

Special: Celebrating Asian-Pacific Heritage (2016)

Travel with ROADSHOW as it turns the spotlight on incredible items with Asian and Pacific Islands origins, including a Hawaiian Kou bowl, a Gandhi presentation spinning wheel, and an 1888 Joesph Nawahi painting. Which is valued at $250,000-$300,000?

Monday, MAY 10 AT 10PM on MPT2

Ka Hana Kapa

"Ka Hana Kapa" documents the history of Kapa in Hawai'i and follows the complex process of Hawaiian Kapa making from start to finish. Hawaiian Kapa is one of the most beautiful art forms in the Pacific.

Tuesday, MAY 18, 8-11pm AND wednesday, may 19, 8-10PM on MPT2

Asian Americans

"Asian Americans" is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate personal stories, the series casts a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played.

SUNDAY, May 23 at 6pm  on MPT

Finding The Virgo

Vietnamese boat refugee, Lauren Vuong, embarks on a decades-long search for the heroic captain and crew of a US cargo ship that rescued her at sea at 7-years old and saved her family and 57 other immigrants from certain death. Capturing the American hope and the American dream, this documentary is a universal tale of war, desperation, survival, and the serendipitous heroes who embody the best of humanity. 

MONDAY, MAY 24 AT 10PM ON MPT

Independent Lens "The Donut King"

Hear the incredible story of Ted Ngoy. After fleeing Cambodia for the United States, he built a multi-million-dollar fried pastry empire, Christy's Doughnuts, and began living his American Dream. But a great rise often comes with a great fall. 

SATURDAY, May 29 at 7pm on MPT

Through Chinatown's Eyes: April 1968

Civil disturbance and street violence following the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr had a profound impact on the country as well as the nation's capital, Washington, DC. DC's Chinatown, a neighborhood of first and second-generation Chinese Americans found themselves caught between the Black and white struggle.