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GW-253982-17

Center for Asian American Media (San Francisco, CA 94103-2641)
Stephen Gong (Project Director: August 2016 to present)
Immigration, Exclusion, and the American Dream

Who Is American? Immigration, Exclusion, and the American Dream is a 12-month public humanities project organized in conjunction with the May 2017 national PBS broadcast of The Chinese Exclusion Act documentary. The initiative will foster public understanding and dialogue about the history and impact of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, a landmark, little-known piece of federal legislation that reshaped American law, foreign policy, and civic life. This public engagement initiative will coordinate community conversations in 15 key cities led by humanities scholars. A community conversation kit, website, and robust social media campaign will provide additional resources for these events. Who Is American? will bring Americans from all backgrounds together to reflect on themes of immigration, citizenship, national identity, civil rights, globalization, labor, democracy, and other issues of ongoing relevance.

Project fields:
Film History and Criticism

Program:
Community Conversations

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$200,000 (approved)
$200,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2017 – 3/31/2019


TR-235027-16

Center for Asian American Media (San Francisco, CA 94103-2641)
Stephen Gong (Project Director: August 2015 to present)
The Asian Americans

Production of a six-hour television series exploring Asian American history from the late 19th century through the present.

The Asian Americans is a proposed public media initiative, centered around a six-hour film series, designed to engage the American public about the evolving identity, contributions, and challenges experienced by the nation’s fastest growing racial group, Asian Americans (2010 U.S. Census). Told through individual lives and personal histories, The Asian Americans will cast a new lens on the dramatic transformation of the United States since the mid-19th century, and the role Asian Americans have played in shaping that history.

Project fields:
Asian American Studies; Immigration History; U.S. History

Program:
Media Projects Production

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$400,000 (approved)
$400,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2017 – 12/31/2020


TW-50343-14

Center for Asian American Media (San Francisco, CA 94103-2641)
Arthur Dong (Project Director: June 2013 to present)
The Haing S. Ngor Film Project

Production of a 90-minute documentary film about the experiences of Cambodian physician and actor Haing S. Ngor during the Cambodian genocide under the Khmer Rouge and his subsequent life in America.

"The Haing S. Ngor Film Project" chronicles the life, times, and murder of actor and humanitarian, Dr. Haing S. Ngor, a Cambodian holocaust survivor who escaped to America and won an Oscar for his first acting role in "The Killing Fields." After his surprising win, Dr. Ngor continued to act and made the most of his celebrity to bring worldwide attention to the destruction of Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge regime. This 90-minute documentary follows Dr. Ngor's journey - from a privileged life in Phnom Penh up to his 1996 murder in Los Angeles, a case still clouded with questions of transnational conspiracy. Told against a backdrop that reflects an interplay of history, religion, race relations, class struggle, and deep-rooted cultural dimensions, "The Haing S. Ngor Film Project" uses Dr. Ngor's dramatic story to engage a broad audience to better understand a still-evolving chapter of history.

Project fields:
South Asian Studies

Program:
Bridging Cultures through Film

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$474,840 (approved)
$474,824 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/2014 – 11/30/2015


TW-50374-14

Center for Asian American Media (San Francisco, CA 94103-2641)
Deann Borshay Liem (Project Director: June 2013 to present)
Geographies of Kinship: The Korean Adoption Story

Production of a 90-minute documentary film that examines the history and impact of transnational adoptions of Korean children from the 1950s to the present.

"Geographies of Kinship: The Korean Adoption Story" (working title) is a 90-minute documentary which will explore the history of transnational adoptions of Korean children from the 1950s to the present, the role these adoptions played in the transformation of Korean society in the postwar era, and the impact they have made on the on-going evolution of family formation in the West. Interweaving elements of historical narrative, contemporary scholarship and character-driven stories, "Geographies of Kinship" will examine the complex interplay of geopolitics, trans-racial adoption, and cross-cultural kinship and identity in our increasingly globalized world.

Project fields:
East Asian History; East Asian Studies; Ethnic Studies

Program:
Bridging Cultures through Film

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$398,688 (approved)
$398,688 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2014 – 6/30/2018