We are grateful to announce U.S. Bank’s support of CAAMFest 2021, CAAM, and helping bring Asian and Asian American stories to light. In our shared belief in the power of storytelling to combat hate, as an initial step, CAAM and U.S. Bank are proud to highlight crucial Asian American stories and educational resources with the wider community.
As a good starting primer to learn about the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in shaping our nation’s history, we recommend the five-part Asian Americans PBS documentary series. But this is just the tip of the iceberg.
In the coming weeks, we look forward to sharing on this page more films and conversations that speak to the breadth and depth of the Asian American experience.
By uplifting our rich and diverse narratives, we proudly declare that we are not invisible, and that our grief and our joy are fundamental to our national experience. Further, we remain hopeful that in sharing and learning from our stories, we will help foster a society with more empathy, compassion, and equality.
Learn more about U.S. Bank’s commitment to the AAPI community here.
Told through intimate and personal lives, Asian Americans casts a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in shaping the nation’s story. All of the episodes are currently available for streaming on the PBS website. For those looking to dive deeper, we recommend these PBS lesson plans as well; while developed for students, they can be meaningful reflection starting points for all ages.
Asian Americans is a production of the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and WETA Washington, DC for PBS, in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS), Flash Cuts, and Tajima-Peña Productions.