May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and WGBH is broadcasting compelling programs that celebrate the achievements and contributions of this community. From a new series that looks at how the Asian experience illuminates the larger American story to an award-winning documentary about creators challenging race stereotypes in comics, here are ten programs that chronicle the culture, contributions, and challenges of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S.
This award-winning documentary traces the fascinating journey of three comic creators who challenge race, religious, and gender stereotypes through cartoons, comics, and cosplay — the practice of dressing up as a character, especially one from the Japanese genres of manga and anime.
Premiering Sunday, May 3 at 10pm on WGBH WORLD
Season 4 of Lucky Chow is a celebration of America at its most diverse, delightful, and delicious, with each episode exploring the rich and complex Asian-American experience through the lens of food.
Saturday, May 9 at 12pm on WGBH 2
Asian Americans is a five-hour series that documents the contributions and challenges of Asian Americans, the fastest-growing ethnic group in the U.S.
Parts one and two premiering Monday, May 11, at 8pm on WGBH 2. Parts three through five premiering Tuesday, May 12 at 8pm on WGBH 2
P.O.V.: Minding the Gap
This Academy Award-nominated film is a coming-of-age saga of three skateboarding friends in their Rust Belt hometown. In his quest to understand why he and his friends all ran away from home when they were younger, Director Bing Liu follows 23-year-old Zack as he becomes a father and 17-year-old Keire as he gets his first job. Liu explores the gap between fathers and sons, between discipline and domestic abuse, and that precarious chasm between childhood and becoming an adult.
Friday, May 15 at 9:30pm on WGBX 44
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