The Center for Asian American Media is seeking submissions of personal home video and film collections to enter into its archives, and possibly be featured in a series being developed for PBS.
“The Asian Americans will unfold over five riveting hours and air primetime nationwide on PBS in May 2020. The series is produced by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), WETA, and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), with series producer Renee Tajima-Peña and producers S. Leo Chiang, Geeta Gandhbir, and Grace Lee.
Help us tell the Asian American story! Do you have home movies that show daily life and memorable events as lived for Asian American families? We are collecting and digitizing these videos to preserve and share them – and the stories they tell — to a broad public.
Asian American home movies can bring to life the experiences of Asian American communities spanning the 20th century. We hope that this truly unique arts experience will collectively and aesthetically construct shared social, cultural, and political representations of Asian America directly from the community itself. Although we are looking for collections from all Asian American families, we are particularly interested in collecting more South Asian and Southeast Asian stories, which are currently underrepresented in our archive.”
For more information, view the full CAAM news release.