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 second 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.

Sydney, Australia 8:00pm
Seoul, South Korea 6:00pm
Delhi, India 2:30pm
Berlin, Germany 10:00am

How to watch “Asian Americans”:

  • The documentary is available on the PBS website, but will require using a VPN to stream the episodes.
  • It is also available on Amazon, but through the U.S. site.

Upcoming discussions:

November 14, 2021 at 6:00pm - 7pm Seoul Time
Asian American & Pacific Islander Caucus ·

Will you come?