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HULL HOUSE: THE HOUSE THAT JANE BUILT
HULL HOUSE: THE HOUSE THAT JANE BUILT

American History  American Studies  Sociology  Women's Studies  Immigration 

In 1889, amidst the slums of Chicago's Near West Side, pioneer social worker Jane Addams (1860-1935) opened Hull House to aid the poor, largely immigrant residents of the neighborhood.

MEMORIES OF TATA
MEMORIES OF TATA

Family Relations  Latin-American Studies  Psychology & Psychiatry  Sociology  Spanish Language  Immigration 

An intimate portrait of the filmmaker's immigrant Central American family-in particular the macho traditions of his grandfather-woven from childhood memories and family reminiscences, revealing how exaggerated expressions of male identity can cost a man the love of his entire family.

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LA SEŅORITA LEE

Asian-American Studies  Short Films  Directed by Women  Immigration 

In this prize-winning dramatic short, Jeanie Lee, a young Korean-American woman, pregnant by her recently departed Mexican boyfriend and about to be married to a dull, parentally-approved Korean doctor, is torn between conflicting cultural values.

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DOLLAR A DAY, 10 CENTS A DANCE

American Studies  Cultural Studies  Immigration 

Chronicles the history of Filipino immigration to the U.S. during the 1920s and '30s. The story is told by the immigrants themselves, and their interviews are blended with historical photos, film footage, and period music.

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BITTERSWEET: THE ASIAN-INDIAN EXPERIENCE IN THE U.S.A.

Asian-American Studies  Cultural Studies  Immigration 

Focuses on Asian-Indian immigrants in the U.S. who discuss the complex social and personal issues involved in dealing with their dual cultural influences.

SHEPHERD'S PIE AND SUSHI
SHEPHERD'S PIE AND SUSHI

Asian-American Studies  Cinema Studies  Cultural Studies  Women's Studies  Directed by Women  Immigration 

In 1993, Mieko Ouchi, a half-white, half-Japanese actress, began researching a documentary about her Japanese immigrant grandfather. Shortly thereafter, she was cast to star in The War Between Us, a feature film on the WWII internment of Japanese-North Americans, thus re-enacting a key episode in her own community's history.

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HEAVEN WILL PROTECT THE WORKING GIRL

Immigration 

Part of the Who Built America? series, this video tells the story of the 1909 shirtwaist strike is told through vignettes that explore immigrant women's lives in turn-of-the-century New York



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FIVE POINTS

Immigration 

Part of the Who Built America? series, this video looks at New York in the 1850s as seen through the views of a native-born Protestant reformer and an immigrant Irish-Catholic family.

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TALK TO ME: AMERICANS IN CONVERSATION

American Studies  Cultural Studies  Sociology  Directed by Women  Immigration 

This provocative documentary, blending interviews with archival footage, examines the nature of shared national identity and what it means to be an American today.

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AMERICA AND LEWIS HINE

American Studies  Art History  Photography  Directed by Women  Immigration 

Portrays the life of America's pioneer social photographer, Lewis Hine (1874-1940), who recorded the waves of immigration around the turn of the century and the development of industrial America during the first four decades of the 20th century, from the sweatshops of New York's Lower East Side to the mines, mills and factories across the nation. The video blends Hine's photos with historical footage and interviews.



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THE SPIRIT TRAVELS: IMMIGRANT MUSIC IN AMERICA

Sociology  Music  American Studies  Immigration 

Hosted and narrated by singer Linda Ronstadt, this entertaining and informative look at ethnic music in America offers a rich sampling of the nation's culturally diverse musical styles, featuring performances of Irish, Greek, African-American, Jewish, Central Asian, Chinese and Puerto Rican music.

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THE STORYTELLERS

Performing Arts  Literature  Islamic Studies  Cultural Studies  Anthropology  Immigration 

Celebrates the traditional art of storytelling through profiles of three storytellers--Judith Black, whose stories explore the Jewish immigrant experience; Michael Cotter, a Minnesota farmer whose stories focus on the extraordinary qualities of ordinary people; and Rex Ellis, whose stories deal with the historical period of enslavement of Afro- Americans.

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