To know a people, know their stories.

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month this May and every day with a special PBS collection of stories that explores the history, traditions and culture of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. 

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More than 40 Films are available on WORLD Channel through your local PBS Station this May. Take a look and check your local listings for air times.  If you miss them on TV (or they're not avilable in your area), come back to watch many programs online.

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Culture & Identity

What’s the intent behind a simple question like, “What are you?”
Employed Identity | Duong Khach Linh
PBS Indies

Employed Identity | Duong Khach Linh

Duong Khach Linh proves that music truly is a universal language.

Employed Identity | Linda Mai Phung
PBS Indies

Employed Identity | Linda Mai Phung

An emerging French-Vietnamese designer shares her experience trying to find her roots.

Employed Identity | Jenni Trang Le
PBS Indies

Employed Identity | Jenni Trang Le

A producer discovers her stride in Vietnam through film, food, and love.

Unbroken Glass
America ReFramed

Unbroken Glass

The loss of his parents at six prompts Dinesh Sabu to understand their lives and deaths.

Pacific Heartbeat: POI E: The Story of Our Song
PIC

Pacific Heartbeat: POI E: The Story of Our Song

The unbelievable true story of a song and the man who wrote it.

Good Luck Soup
America Reframed

Good Luck Soup

A filmmaker sets out to discover how his family made sense of their lives and heritage.

The Last Season
World Channel

The Last Season

Two veterans, and now mushroom hunters, heal the wounds of war in an unlikely friendship.

Art & Expression

FRONTLINE
China's first global art star is pushing the boundaries of freedom. How far can he go?
Finding Kukan
CAAM | America ReFramed

Finding Kukan

Robin Lung documents her journey to uncover the efforts of filmmaking pioneer Li Ling-Ai.

Ku Kanaka
PIC

Ku Kanaka

Kanalu Young, a quadriplegic, inspires Native Hawaiians to reclaim their sense of worth.

Forever Chinatown
A Local USA

Forever Chinatown

A meditation on memory, community (San Francisco Chinatown) & artist Frank Wong’s legacy.

Tyrus
American Masters

Tyrus

Tyrus Wong's pioneering artwork led to iconic works like Bambi and Rebel Without a Cause.

China and Japan
Doc World

China and Japan

Two stories, two countries.

Streaming All Month

We meet Cambodian artist Sopheap Pich and receive the assignment to make an imprint.
Chasing the Dream
WNET

Chasing the Dream

"Like many immigrants, I am not wealthy. However, I am rich in life." -Lana Cheung

Gao Hong and Butterfly: Butterfly
Minnesota Original

Gao Hong and Butterfly: Butterfly

Gao Hong and the Butterfly quartet combine African, Indian, Asian & Western influences.

Classroom Resources

Life on Four Strings + Math with Jake
PBS Learning Media

Life on Four Strings + Math with Jake

Join ukulele wizard, Jake Shimabukuro, for reflections on Music & Math.

 Discover Japan & Cambodia with the First Lady
PBS Learning Media

Discover Japan & Cambodia with the First Lady

Discover educational resources about Japan, Cambodia, girls' education issues and more.

A Place in the Middle
PBS Learning Media

A Place in the Middle

Learn about the native Hawaiian approach to gender diversity.

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