What to Watch During Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2020 has become harder because of COVID-19. I asked some important voices in the community about what to watch while we’re stuck at home to celebrate the occasion. Here are their responses:

The Joy Luck Club

TZI MA

Star of “Tigertail,” “The Farewell” and the upcoming “Mulan.” He is also featured in the campaign, Wash the Hate.

FILM:

“The Sand Pebbles” (1966)

“The Hawaiians” (1970)

“The Joy Luck Club” (1993)

Chan Is Missing” (1982)

The Great Wall” (2016)

“Hiro Hata: Raise the Banner” (1980)

“Flower Drum Song” (1961)

“Chan is Missing”

ROSALIND CHAO

Star of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” and the upcoming “Mulan.”

FILMS:

“Chan Is Missing” (1982)

“Eat a Bowl of Tea” (1989)

“The Joy Luck Club” (1993)

Plus One” (2019)

“Tigertail” (2020)

“A Thousand Pieces of Gold” (1991)

TV:

“Pen15”

“Hell to Eternity”

FRANK CHIN

One of the editors for the Asian American anthology, “Aiiieeeee! An Anthology of Asian-American Writers “and “The Big Aiiieeeee!: An Anthology of Chinese American and Japanese American Literature.”

FILM:

“La Bataille” (1923)

The Bridge on the River Kwai” (1957)

“Chinaman’s Chance” (1972)

“Hell to Eternity” (1960)

“The Last of the Line” (1914)

“Tokyo Joe” (1949)

“What’s Wrong with Frank Chin?” (2005)

“The Farewell”

JUDY CHU

Representative for California’s 27th congressional district, and the first Chinese American woman elected to Congress.

FILM:

Always Be My Maybe” (2019)

“The Farewell” (2019)

“Tigertail” (2020)

TV:

“Little America” (2020)

BOOKS:

Duty & Honor: A Tribute to Chinese American World War II Veterans of Southern California