With Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Meet the Patels (2014)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Comedy, Romance

7.2
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70 Metascore

An Indian-American man who is about to turn 30 gets help from his parents and extended family to start looking for a wife in the traditional Indian way.

Directors: Geeta Patel, Ravi Patel | Stars: Ravi Patel, Geeta Patel, Champa V. Patel, Vasant K. Patel

Votes: 3,027 | Gross: $1.69M

2. Coming Home Again (2019)

86 min | Drama

6.6
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A Korean American man takes care of his sick mother as she teaches him her traditional recipes.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Justin Chon, Jackie Chung, Christina July Kim, Leesa Kim

Votes: 22

3. The Debut (2000)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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60 Metascore

The story revolves around Ben Mercado, a talented high school senior who has rejected his Filipino heritage. The long-simmering feud between Ben and his immigrant father Roland threatens to... See full summary »

Director: Gene Cajayon | Stars: Dante Basco, Eddie Garcia, Jayson Schaal, Brian Card

Votes: 608 | Gross: $1.74M

4. The Slanted Screen (2006)

60 min | Documentary

7.2
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From silent film star Sessue Hayakawa to Harold and Kumar Go to Whitecastle, the Slanted Screen examines the portrayal Asian men in film and television, and how new filmmakers are now ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Adachi | Stars: Frank Chin, Daniel Dae Kim, Bobby Lee, Jason Scott Lee

Votes: 228

5. The Princess of Nebraska (2007)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama

5.0
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The story of a pregnant Chinese girl's life in the U.S. Based on the the short story by Yiyun Li.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Li Ling, Brian Danforth, Minghua Tan, Zhi Hao Li

Votes: 295

6. When We Walk (2019)

78 min | Documentary

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Award-winning documentary director, Jason DaSilva was found diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis years ago while filming his film in India. Since then, Jason have been ... See full summary »

Director: Jason DaSilva | Star: Jason DaSilva

7. Fruit Fly (2009)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Musical

5.5
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Filipina performance artist Bethesda moves into an art commune to search for her long missing biological mother. Along the way, she comes to realize that she just might be a fairy princess, fag hag, fruit fly.

Director: H.P. Mendoza | Stars: L.A. Renigen, Mike Curtis, Theresa Navarro, Aaron Zaragoza

Votes: 171

8. A.K.A. Don Bonus (1995)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary

8.0
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This diaristic documentary follows Sokly Ny, an under-priveledged and under-represented immigrant minority student, through his final year of high school in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ny, ... See full summary »

Directors: Spencer Nakasako, Sokly Ny | Stars: Arnold Y. Kim, Sokly Ny

Votes: 52

9. Days of Waiting (1991)

28 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.7
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The story of Estelle Ishigo, one of the few Caucasians interned with Japanese Americans during World War II. The wife of a Japanese American, Ishigo refused to be separated from her husband... See full summary »

Director: Steven Okazaki | Stars: Estelle Peck Ishigo, Lynn O'Donnell, Dorothy Stroup

Votes: 47

10. Sentenced Home (2006)

PG | 73 min | Documentary

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Raised as Americans in inner city projects near Seattle, three young Cambodian refugees each made a rash decision as a teenager that irrevocably shaped their destiny. Years later, facing ... See full summary »

Directors: David Grabias, Nicole Newnham | Stars: Loeun Lun, Kim Ho Ma, Many Uch

Votes: 32

11. Nice Girls Crew (2012– )

Comedy

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Sophie (Lynn Chen), Leena (Sheetal Sheth), and Geraldine (Michelle Krusiec) have been true "frenemies" since elementary school. All grown up and finding themselves in the city of Los ... See full summary »

Stars: Lynn Chen, Michelle Krusiec, Sheetal Sheth, Tsai Chin

Votes: 61

12. Wings of Defeat (2007)

89 min | Documentary

7.5
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Wings of Defeat is a feature-length documentary exploring the human experience of surviving kamikaze pilots. When director, Risa Morimoto, learned that her beloved uncle had trained as a ... See full summary »

Director: Risa Morimoto | Stars: Eugene Brick, Henry Christensen, John Dower, Takehiko Ena

Votes: 101

13. New Year Baby (2006)

PG | 80 min | Documentary

8.4
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Born on Cambodian New Year in a Thai refugee camp, Socheata never knew how she got there. After her birth, the family left the past behind and became American. Her parents hid the story of ... See full summary »

Director: Socheata Poeuv

Votes: 73

14. City of Borders (2009)

66 min | Documentary

7.7
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Interviews with the owners and diverse patrons of a Jerusalem gay bar called "Shushan."

Director: Yun Suh | Stars: Boody, Ravit Geva, Sa'Ar Netanel, Adam Russo

Votes: 69

15. Oh, Saigon (2007)

57 min | Documentary, War

7.8
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Accompanied by gripping images from the war, 'Oh, Saigon' is an in-depth, compelling documentary about one refugee family's attempts to face its divided past and heal the physical and emotional wounds of the Vietnam War.

Director: Doan Hoang | Stars: Nam Hoang, Van Tran, Anne Hoang, Doan Hoang

Votes: 137

16. A Moment in Time (2010)

56 min | Documentary

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Documentary about the experience of the Chinese in San Francisco's Chinatown, told through the films they loved.

Director: Ruby Yang | Stars: Larry Chin, Philip Choy, Amy Chung, Irene Dea Collier

Votes: 19

17. Project Kashmir (2008)

88 min | Documentary

7.3
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From directors Senain Kheshgi and Geeta V. Patel comes PROJECT KASHMIR--a feature documentary in which the directors, two American friends from opposite sides of the divide, investigate the... See full synopsis »

Directors: Senain Kheshgi, Geeta Patel

Votes: 38

18. Monkey Dance (2004)

65 min | Documentary

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MONKEY DANCE is a documentary film about three teens coming of age in Lowell, Massachusetts. Children of Cambodian refugees, they inhabit a tough, working class world shadowed by their ... See full summary »

Director: Julie Mallozzi | Stars: Samnang Hor, Linda Sou, Sochenda Uch

19. The Last Ghost of War (2008)

56 min | Documentary

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Vietnamese alleged victims of Agent Orange read a letter to the American people appealing for justice and help. Their class action case moves through the U.S. Court system as scientists, ... See full summary »

Director: Janet P. Gardner | Star: Kevin Kline

20. A Dream in Doubt (2007)

PG | 56 min | Documentary

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A look at post-9/11 hate crimes against Sikhs in America.

Director: Tami Yeager | Star: Reena Shah

Votes: 26

21. East of Occidental (1986)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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This eye-opening documentary tells the story of the inhabitants of Seattle's International District, a unique neighborhood where Chinese, Japanese and Filipino Americans have come together ... See full summary »

Director: Maria Gargiulo

22. Mighty Warriors of Comedy (2006 TV Movie)

65 min | Documentary

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The funniest comedy troupe you've never heard of. Female circumcision. Dancing Testicles. Chinese geishas. These subjects are the basis for an average day of side-splitting sketch comedy from this audacious pan-Asian sketch comedy troupe.

Director: Sung H. Kim | Stars: Harold S. Byun, Valiant Chow, Rhoda Gravador, Rania Ho

23. Yuri Kochiyama: Passion for Justice (1993)

57 min | Documentary

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Biography in political and social context of Yuri Kochiyama, an Asian American woman and humanitarian civil rights activist who first became aware of social injustice in the United States ... See full summary »

Director: Rea Tajiri | Star: Yuri Kochiyama

24. Unite for Japan (2011)

Short

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Celebrities join there voices to spread the word about the 2007 devastation of Japan. There hope is to inspire people to support and donate.

Director: Satch Watanabe | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Jamie Lee Curtis, Apolo Ohno, Paula Abdul

Votes: 25

25. Option 3 (2008)

75 min | Action, Drama, Musical

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Director: Richard Wong | Stars: Preston Connor, Theresa Navarro, Mousa Kraish, Charlie Fernandez

26. Turbans (2000)

30 min | Drama, Short

9.3
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A Sikh family living in a small Oregon town struggles to retain their cultural identity, particularly the wearing of turbans, in the face of provincial prejudice.

Director: Erika S. Andersen | Stars: Meera Simhan, Kavi Raz, Shishir Kurup, Juhi Dudani

Votes: 118

27. Asian Americans

Documentary | Announced

The series examines what the 2010 U.S. Census identifies as the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the United States.

28. Take Me Home: A Child's Experience of Internment (2005)

15 min | Short, History, War

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Picture a boy's face, pressed against a cold window on a train toward nowhere, has small feet stepping down into the desert landscape of a place far from home. It's 1942 and over 100,000 ... See full summary »

Directors: Andrea Palpant Dilley, Dave Tanner | Stars: Patty Duke, Kenny Sato, Hannah Smith

29. Whose Children Are These? (2004)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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Whose Children Are These? provides a gripping view into the lives of three Muslim teenagers impacted by domestic national security measures. One such program, "Special Registration," ... See full summary »

Director: Theresa Thanjan | Stars: Navila Ali, Marianne Finn, Mohammad Sarfaraz Hussain, Liz OuYang

30. The Golden Spike: The Chinese Contribution to the Transcontinental Railroad (2009 Video)

8 min | Documentary, Short

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A short film that seeks to redress history's omission of the Chinese contribution to the creation of the transcontinental railroad.

Directors: Amy Y. Chan, Jim Choi | Star: Charlie Chin

31. Portrait of Adrian Vaupell (2009)

2 min | Documentary, Short

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Adrian tells a story of selling weed on hallucinogenic mushrooms.

Director: Daniel W. Giles | Star: Adrian Vaupell

32. LaLa (2009– )

Reality-TV

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Stars: H.P. Mendoza, L.A. Renigen

33. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: Fishbowl/American Made (2006)

26 min | Documentary

8.8
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Its about Fishbowl and American Made.

Director: Kayo Hatta | Stars: Chanelle Enriques, America Ferrera, Dara Fujio, Genevieve M. Gascon

Votes: 23

34. About Us (2003– )
Episode: In Time of War: The Japanese-American Experience of World War II (2006)

Documentary, History, War

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In a single moment, the United States vaulted itself into World War II following the attacks of Pearl Harbor on Sunday, December 7, 1941. The semblance of measured serenity and daily life ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Palpant Dilley | Star: Patty Duke

35. Independent Lens (1999– )
Episode: Refugee (2004)

Documentary

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Director: Spencer Nakasako | Stars: David Mark, Sophal Meas, Mike Siv

36. Searching for Asian America (2003– )
Episode: Angry Little Asian Girl (2003)

Documentary

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Director: Kyung Sun Yu | Star: Lela Lee

37. Searching for Asian America (2003– )
Episode: Oklahoma Home (2003)

Documentary

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38. Searching for Asian America (2003– )
Episode: The Governor (2003)

Documentary

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