A Question of Loyalty: Discussion of PBS Documentary “Asian Americans”

Join us for the second of a series of discussions about the PBS documentary “Asian Americans”. Attendees should watch the third episode prior to the discussion (details on where to view it are below). During the event, we will share clips from the episode and discuss thoughts and ideas we had while watching. 

As described on the official website: Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided, while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate and personal lives, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in shaping the nation’s story.

For the second episode, the documentary looks at the challenges of dealing with identifying with being born in the U.S. and the identity of one's parents: An American-born generation straddles their country of birth and their parents’ homelands in Japan and Korea. Those loyalties are tested during World War II, when families are imprisoned in detention camps, and brothers find themselves on opposite sides of the battle lines.

We hope you will be able to join us for this discussion - all are welcome. This is the second of a series of events, so check back for future dates when we discuss the other episodes.

Washington, D.C. 7:00pm, Wednesday, December 8th
Vancouver, Canada 4:00pm, Wednesday, December 8th
Sydney, Australia 11:00am, Thursday, December 9th
Singapore, Singapore 8:00am, Thursday, December 9th

How to watch “Asian Americans”:

  • The documentary is available on the PBS website, but will require using a VPN to stream the episodes and you may need to be a member of PBS.
  • It is also available on Amazon, but through the U.S. site.

Upcoming discussions:

December 08, 2021 at 7:00pm - 8pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Asian American & Pacific Islander Caucus ·
David Yoon Angela Chen

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