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Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies is a project to collect and digitize home movies and to share them – and the stories they tell — to a broad public.

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How did we come into this shifting and expansive idea?A zine featuring art, essays, photographs, and poetry was produced in conjunction with the exhibit. Asian American history is bound to activism, as CAM’s newest exhibition “Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles, 1968 – 1980’s” demonstrates.actually opened to a packed audience one day before our 45th president took office, but we wanted to return on a less hectic afternoon to look more carefully at the exhibition and artifacts.We walked through Olvera Street from Chinatown right after school, and brought some elementary school kids with us.“Changing Season: On the Masumoto Family Farm" chronicles a transitional year-in-the-life of famed farmer and slow food advocate David “Mas” Masumoto, and his compelling relationship with daughter Nikiko, who returns to the family farm to step into her father’s work boots.

Lucky Chow is a new national public television series co-produced with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) and Bruce Seidel / Hot Lemon Productions.

The show starts with the very basics, explaining that the unification of different different Asian Americans and actually calling ourselves that (not not just “Orientals”) was a political act to create unity and awareness and demand representation, respect, and services.

One part of the show features underground and independent media, not only forming a folk-rock soundtrack to the movements in Southern California but also information outlets.

Co-sponsored by the Asian American Journalists Association.

A zine featuring art, essays, photographs, and poetry was produced in conjunction with the exhibit. This exhibit narrates Chinese immigration to the United States with an emphasis on community settlement in Los Angeles.

Off the Menu: Asian America is a multimedia project co-produced by Center for Asian American Media and KQED featuring a one-hour PBS primetime special by award-winning filmmaker Grace Lee, original stories and other web content.