May 5, 2011

May Spotlight: Films & Documentaries Highlight Asian American Culture, Icons and Untold Stories

To help celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, we've put together a series of fascinating and entertaining films, documentaries, shorts and comedies that present the best in new American indie and world cinema. Available through Cinema Asian America On Demand, this offer gives customers an up-close look at iconic figures that helped to shape Asian American culture and brings must-see films to Xfinity On Demand. Highlights include:

  • "Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority" - A documentary about Patsy Mink, who co-authored Title IX legislation and redefined American politics by becoming the first woman of color elected to Congress.
  • "Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story" - The story of an unsung civil rights hero, Fred Korematsu, who demonstrated the power of an average citizen to rise up against injustice.
  • "Toyo Miyatake: Infinite Shades of Grey" - A documentary about a photographer known for smuggling a lens and film holder into one of America's World War II concentration camps.
  • "Margaret Cho: Beautiful" - Margaret Cho explores beauty, politicians and the marketers who shape our world.
  • "Yayoi Kusama: I Love Me" - A tale about artist Kusama's creative process as she diligently works to complete her series of 50 large monochrome drawings.
  • "The Year of the Yao" - An inside look at the early years of Chinese NBA Star Yao Ming and how he faced the odds against cultural and language barriers.

This month, I hope you join me in checking out some of these films, along with the more than 200 additional entertainment choices on Xfinity On Demand that highlight Asian American figures, filmmakers, actors, artists, culture, travel, music and sports.

Tags : Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Cinema Asian America On Demand, Indie, XFINITY On Demand, XFINITY TV

 
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