Asian Americans

(Rochester, NY) -- Asian Americans, a new five-part documentary series that examines what the 2010 U.S. Census identifies as the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the United States, airs Monday, May 11 and Tuesday, May 12 ,2020 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Told through personal histories, Asian Americans explores the impact of this group on the country’s past, present, and future. 

Led by a team of Asian American filmmakers, including Academy Award®-nominated series producer Renee Tajima-Peña (Who Killed Vincent Chin?No Más Bebés), Asian Americans examines the significant role of Asian Americans in shaping American history and identity, from the first wave of Asian immigrants in the 1850s and identity politics during the social and cultural turmoil of the twentieth century to modern refugee crises in a globally connected world.

Accompanied by robust educational, engagement, and digital components, this groundbreaking initiative will bring a new perspective to the American experience. Partnering with Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles, the series will aim to expand audience reach and engage diverse perspectives through targeted community events, impactful education initiatives and integrated digital content.

Photo:Asian Americans Title Card
Credit:
 Courtesy of WETA

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WXXI Media Contact:

Kristin Tutino

Creative Services Department

585-258-0253
pressroom@wxxi.org

 



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