Far East Deep South

Charles Chiu and his family’s search for their roots takes them on an eye-opening journey through the Mississippi Delta, uncovering otherwise unknown stories and the racially complex history of Chinese immigrants in the segregated South. This Chinese American family’s unforgettable story offers a poignant and important perspective on race relations, immigration and American identity.


Chinatown Auxiliary

For decades, Chinese residents have patrolled Manhattan's Chinatown as NYPD volunteer police to protect the few blocks they call home while finding belonging in a foreign, unwelcoming country. From the savage tribulation in the '70s to “Asian Hate” during the pandemic, these stories remind us of the hope the U.S. represented to the tired, the poor, and the huddled masses yearning to belong.



Each May, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is a time to elevate voices of the diaspora and encourage the growth of AANHPI representation.

This month, films premiering on WORLD – In Search of Bengali Harlem on May 9 and Chinatown Auxiliary on Mary 13 – explore the Asian American experience in two New York City boroughs. Find more in our AANHPI and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders collections.

Plus, watch three new Stories from the Stage episodes about Belonging (May 6), Body and Soul (May 13) and Youth Rising (May 20).

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AANHPI Heritage Month: Stories Spanning the Diaspora on WORLD

Every May, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is a time to elevate voices of the diaspora to the forefront, encouraging the growth of AANHPI representation in the media and everyday life. This month, films premiering on WORLD explore the Asian American experience in two New York City boroughs on In Search of Bengali Harlem and Chinatown Auxiliary. Plus, watch Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander celebrating surf, sport and fashion.


Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander community has been plagued by heightened hate. This AANHPI Heritage Month, watch films that honor the struggles faced and celebrate the accomplishments of this vibrant community.

Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Stories

While the month of May has officially been recognized as Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, oftentimes the cultural nuance of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities is lost under a large, diasporic umbrella. As WORLD celebrates AANHPI Heritage Month along with our partners and community members, it's important to highlight the stories of ritual, pride and trailblazing diversity that come from Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.

My Home Is Here

How do we define "home"? From stories of rural communities striving to be seen to explorations of what it means to feel at home, explore the economic, environmental and social issues that affect ways of life across the nation. From the heartland of America to Native lands, from the unacknowledged to the underserved, who are the people facing critical challenges and changes while fighting for a place to call home?

Liberated Lives

Liberated Lives, a compelling curated collection from WORLD, showcases stories of individuals transitioning from incarceration to reintegration. Highlighting resilience, transformation, and the journey toward redemption, it's more than a series of documentaries – it's a movement that amplifies the voices of those often marginalized and encourages viewers to recognize their role in our democracy.

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