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'Asian Americans'
(Ming Na Wen, Satsuki Ina, Greg Watanabe, et al / 2-DVD / NR / 2020 / PBS)

Overview: 'Asian Americans' delivers a bold, new perspective on the Asian American experience that will surprise, move and inspire audiences.

The five-part documentary series traces the epic story of Asian Americans, spanning 150 years of immigration, racial politics, international relations and cultural innovation.

DVD Verdict: In what is obviously a very timely area to now be presented in, 'Asian Americans' is clear-eyed look at the vital role that Asian Americans have played in defining who we are as a nation.

As the United States is rapidly becoming more diverse, but also more divided, how do we move forward together? Through the lens of the country's fastest growing population, 'Asian Americans' illuminates the way one group of Americans, who were long excluded and considered outsiders, have pursued two visions of the American Dream: one of opportunity and a better life, but also the pursuit of ideals of equality and a more perfect union.

Their stories are a celebration of the grit and resilience of a people that reflects the experience of all Americans and here in 'Asian Americans' (out now on DVD from PBS and narrated by both Daniel Dae Kim and Tamlyn Tomita), we quickly learn that the US Asian population is a diverse one, for sure.

Indeed, a record 20 million Asian Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries in East and Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent, each with unique histories, cultures, languages and other characteristics.

Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States. They are more satisfied than the general public with their lives, finances and the direction of the country, and they place more value than other Americans do on marriage, parenthood, hard work and career success.

The 19 largest origin groups together account for 94% of the total Asian population in the US which means that a perfectly representative national survey of 1,000 adults would include 59 Asian Americans.

For more insight on this subject matter, please purchase the brand new 'Asian Americans' DVD today from PBS. This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.78:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.

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