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The Center for Asian American Media presents innovative, engaging Asian American works on public television through their dynamic documentary programs. CAAM is dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. We are excited to share programs from CAAMFest for your enjoyment wherever you may be.

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Get Ready to Watch the Asian Americans Documentary Series on PBS in May

The most comprehensive documentary yet about the Asian American experience aired on PBS stations on May 11-12, 2020. Asian Americans is the culmination of years of production by Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), delivering a bold perspective on history that matters today, more than ever. Tune in to the milestone series on PBS. Learn more: http://pbs.org/asianamericans #AsianAmPBS #APAHM

  • Episode 1: Breaking Ground
  • Episode 2: A Question of Loyalty
  • Episode 3: Good Americans
  • Episode 4: Generation Rising
  • Episode 5: Breaking Through

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Digital Town Hall - Asian Americans in the Time of Covid-19

Digital Town Hall – Asian Americans in the Time of Covid-19

Facebook Live hosted on Thursday, April 30, 2020

Opening Night Film: I WILL MAKE YOU MINE

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Category: Films

CAAMFest Online: Heritage At Home is proud to start our festival with I WILL MAKE YOU MINE, a powerful narrative a decade in the making. Lynn Chen’s directorial debut packs a tender, yet impactful punch.

Opening Night (House) Party

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Category: Music & Performances

After the premiere of I WILL MAKE YOU MINE, join CAAM for a celebratory online party which includes live performances.

CAAMFest Online: AND SHE COULD BE NEXT

Thursday, May 14, 2020
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Category: Films

A documentary mini-series about women of color as political candidates and organizers who seek to expand the electorate, asking whether democracy can be preserved or made stronger by its most marginalized.

CAAMFest Online: FIRST VOTE

Friday, May 15, 2020
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Category: Films

FIRST VOTE is a rare long-form look at Asian American passions on both sides of the political divide in election battleground states Ohio and North Carolina.

CAAMFest Online: FIRST LOOK! YOU ARE HERE

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Category: Films

This is your first look at a new, powerful documentary that showcases the vibrant community who live in SF’s Chinatown. Filmmaker James Q. Chan will join us for a lively conversation about the film and also the state of Chinatown during COVID-19.

CAAMFest Online: SPOTLIGHT on Ruby Ibarra

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Category: Music & Performances

Filipina American rapper, music producer, and spoken word artist from San Lorenzo, California. Ruby raps in Tagalog, Waray, and English and her raps concern her cultural heritage and her experiences as an immigrant to the United States from the Philippines. We will be sitting down with Ibarra and explore her music career so far and what’s coming next.

CAAMFest Online: I’M OKAY (AND NEITHER ARE YOU)

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Category: Films

In the year after filmmaker Drama Del Rosario (Loni Ding Award recipient, CAAMFest 37) was sexually assaulted, he looks back on how his mental health is affecting the relationship between him and his partner and how he moves forward in recovery.

CAAMFest Online: THE HALF OF IT WATCH PARTY & Conversation with Filmmaker ALICE WU

THE HALF OF IT WATCH PARTY!
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Category: Films

Join us as we watch CAAMFest Online: Heritage at Home Spotlight Honoree, Alice Wu’s new feature film on NETFLIX. Follow along with CAAM’s Twitter and we will live tweet along with the screening. Do you have thoughts, reflections and/or questions for Alice? If so, tweet them using the hashtag #HeritageAtHome. To watch the film, click here.

Spotlight Conversation: Filmmaker Alice Wu
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Category: Films

A special conversation with SF-based, Award winning Filmmaker Alice Wu (SAVING FACE, THE HALF OF IT).

CAAMFest Online: COOKIE TIME with Jasmine Cho FAMILY FRIENDLY!

Thursday, May 21, 2020
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Category: Food Cultures

Baker Jasmine Cho can satisfy a sweet tooth and a hunger for knowledge of Asian American history and identity. Her intricately detailed cookie portraits of Asian American historical figures and stars like Ali Wong have been featured on NPR and Food Network. Come watch her discuss turning cookies into socially minded art and see a demonstration of her artistry. Join us as we sit down and talk to Cho and learn more about her experiences an

CAAMFest Online: BAY AREA FOOD STORIES SHORTS

Thursday, May 21, 2020
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Category: Films

This shorts program showcases and celebrates local food stories. From Filipino pop-up restaurants to a Japanese American store, we learn more about the people who are passionate about bringing their culture to the Bay Area.

CAAMFest Online: WITH MY MOTHER SHORTS PROGRAM

Friday, May 22, 2020
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Category: Films

WITH MY MOTHER is a powerful pairing of two outstanding narrative films that showcase the complex relationship between mothers and daughters. Join us afterwards as we talk to the filmmakers and explore the topics brought up in the films.

CAAMFest Online: Closing Night Film: FRUIT FLY (10th Anniversary)

Friday, May 22, 2020
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Category: Films

CAAMFest Online: Heritage at Home is thrilled to close our May festival with the 10th anniversary showcase of CAAMFest Spotlight Alum, H.P. Mendoza’s vibrant musical, FRUIT FLY. And not only are we screening the film, it’s a brand new Sing-A-Long (On-Your-Couch) version!

CAAMFest Online: Heritage at Home

Official Celebration

This is the official celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month for the City and County of San Francisco.