CAAM Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

The month of May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and CAAM has some great things going on to celebrate!

photo (1)Kick off APA Heritage Month celebrations early by joining us for FREE online social screenings on OVEE TV!

Upcoming screenings!

May 22: The Undocumented :
May 30: Seeking Asian Female :

Previous screenings
April 30: Asian American Festival Favorites (Shorts):


APA HeritageThroughout May, CAAM will also be bringing you a series of films that will be broadcast on a PBS station near you*! We’re proud to present Among B-Boys (May 13) by Christopher Woon, Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words by Yunah Hong (watch online through 5/30/13), Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings (watch online through 8/8/13) by Tadashi Nakamura & Seeking Asian Female (watch online through 6/2/13) by Debbie Lum.
(*For correct times of programs, please check local listings)


“Bigger They Come” dir. by Patricio Ginelsa


Bay Area! On Saturday, May 18 from 2-4 p.m., CAAM will be presenting the 3rd Annual AHSC Cinema Showcase, a FREE event at the Asian Art Museum taking place during the Asian Heritage Street Celebration. We will be celebrating local Asian American media and media makers through a showing of music videos and short films, some of which include official selections of CAAMFest 2013.




May 1st, 3PM EST: Check out the AAPI Heritage Month Google Hangout, a partnership between the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Watch the recording here.


apa google hangout

Konrad Ng, Dir. of the Smithsonian APA Center (CAAM Board Member)
Kiran Ahuja, Exec. Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Phil Yu, aka Angry Asian Man & former (angry) CAAM intern
Lisa Ling, journalist, writer, and host of “Our America with Lisa Ling” on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.

It’s going to be a film-filled APA Heritage Month so we hope you join us!

How else will you be celebrating APA Heritage Month? Let us know in the comments below.