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    Elevate, Incubate & Demonstrate: Asian American Artists

    Asian American filmmakers made history again at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Industry leaders discussed the current and future state of Asian Americans in media at the “Elevate, Incubate & Demonstrate: Advancing Asian American Artists” panel in Park City, Utah with guests, including Justin Chon (Gook), Lisa Nishimura, Grace Lee (American Revolutionary...) and Effie Brown (Dear White People).

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    Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now

    A re-examination of the series, EYES ON THE PRIZE, from the filmmakers’ perspective, and viewpoint of civil rights activists then and now. This intergenerational dialogue takes the civil rights movement and places it under a microscope – revisiting, reframing and re-asking key questions while contextualizing those issues in a contemporary way.

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    Relocation, Arkansas: Aftermath of Incarceration

    In 1942, nearly 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry were forced into prisons because they looked like the enemy. Two of those prison camps were in Arkansas, a land of deep racial divide. RELOCATION, ARKANSAS: AFTERMATH OF INCARCERATION weaves remarkable stories into a tale of prejudice and perseverance, hurt and healing, and ultimately, the triumph of reconciliation.

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    Resistance at Tule Lake

    The dominant narrative of the World War II incarceration of Japanese-Americans has been that they behaved as a “model minority” - cooperating without protest and proving their patriotism by enlisting in the Army. RESISTANCE AT TULE LAKE overturns that myth by telling the long-suppressed story of Tule Lake Segregation Center.

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    Warrior Women

    During the American Indian Movement, mothers & daughters like Madonna Thunder Hawk & Marcy Gilbert fought for indigenous rights, protecting families and their way of life. WARRIOR WOMEN explores what it means to balance a movement with motherhood as the activist legacy is passed down from generation to generation in the face of a government that has continually met native resistance with violence.

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