To know a people - know their stories.

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month this May and every day with a special PBS collection of stories that explores the history, traditions and culture of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. 

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Independent Lens
Hina, a native Hawai'ian mahu (transgender) teacher, uses traditional culture to inspire a student to claim her place as leader of the school's all-male hula troupe. Watch this film through June 3, 2015.

What's On?  Check out more programs coming to your local PBS Station this May. See your local listings for air times. And if you miss them on TV, come back to watch many programs online.

9-Man
America Re-Framed

9-Man

The story of a streetball battle played in parking lots and alleys since 1938.

A Winning Girl
America Re-Framed

A Winning Girl

Meet Hawaiian female teen wrestler/judoka, Teshya Alo.

Cambodian Son
America Re-Framed

Cambodian Son

Follow a year in the life of poet, Kosal Khiev.

Ready to Watch? Below, check out more than two dozen films streaming on pbs.org right now. They're available to watch anytime and anywhere. 

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Twin girls adopted in China as infants by two different sets of parents — one from California, the other from a remote fishing village in Norway. The girls grow up knowing they have a twin living on the other side of the world, and although language is a barrier, the bond between them grows deeper. Watch this film through October 19, 2015.
Employed Identity | Duong Khach Linh
PBS Indies

Employed Identity | Duong Khach Linh

Duong Khach Linh proves that music truly is a universal language.

Employed Identity | Kathy Uyen
PBS Indies

Employed Identity | Kathy Uyen

Witness the rise of an emerging Bay Area to an international star.

Employed Identity | Jenni Trang Le
PBS Indies

Employed Identity | Jenni Trang Le

A producer discovers her stride in Vietnam through film, food, and love.

StoryCorps Shorts: No More Questions!
POV

StoryCorps Shorts: No More Questions!

A grandmother who shared her entertaining life stories

Language Matters
PIC

Language Matters

Language Matters asks what we lose when languages die, and how we can save them.

Young and Restless in China: Nine Stories
FRONTLINE

Young and Restless in China: Nine Stories

Nine young Chinese' lives, hopes and dilemmas.

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Award-winning filmmaker David Grubin tells the story of the Buddha's life narrated by Richard Gere, a journey especially relevant to our own bewildering times of violent change and spiritual confusion.
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Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Feng Shui

This Chinese spiritual practice tries to create harmony where people live and work.

Hindu Holi
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

Hindu Holi

Watch a slideshow of students at Georgetown University celebrating the festival of Holi.

The Evolution of Buddhism in Japan
Sacred Journeys

The Evolution of Buddhism in Japan

Video resource from PBS LearningMedia.

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FRONTLINE
China's first global art star is pushing the boundaries of freedom. How far can he go?
Ruby Wang
WSKG | Arts and Culture Shorts

Ruby Wang

Chinese painting is characterized by the beauty of simplicity.

One Voice

One Voice

Every year, 2,000 high school students in Hawaii compete in the Kamehameha Song Contest.

Jake Shimabukuro
PBS SoCal | LAaRT

Jake Shimabukuro

Ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro opens up about his love of the humble instrument.

Kun-Yang Lin Dancers
WHYY | On Tour

Kun-Yang Lin Dancers

Lin has developed an unexpected hybrid of Western and Eastern cultures.

Trapped In Paradise
Beat Making Lab

Trapped In Paradise

The Beat Making Lab crew meets Fijian rapper/producer Dave Lavaki.

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NOVA
Explore the buried clay warriors, chariots, and bronze weapons of China’s first emperor.
China's Terracotta Warriors
Secrets of the Dead

China's Terracotta Warriors

Watch the full episode of China's Terracotta Warriors.

Calling Tokyo
ViewFinder

Calling Tokyo

The story of a group of Japanese-Americans who as American civilians served during WWII.

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An Indian-American husband and wife adjust to immigrant life in an American suburb.
Dog Save the Queen
PBS Online Film Festival

Dog Save the Queen

The Million Dollar Corgi Quest comes to the Island of Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

Islands
PBS Online Film Festival

Islands

Vaine escapes her brutish 'protector' and shares a daily word-less love play with Tamatoa.

Why We Rise
PBS Online Film Festival

Why We Rise

Three young New Yorkers reveal what it's like to grow up without legal immigration status.

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Life on Four Strings + Math with Jake
PBS Learning Media

Life on Four Strings + Math with Jake

Join ukulele wizard, Jake Shimabukuro, for reflections on Music & Math.

 Discover Japan & Cambodia with the First Lady
PBS Learning Media

Discover Japan & Cambodia with the First Lady

Discover educational resources about Japan, Cambodia, girls' education issues and more.

A Place in the Middle
PBS Learning Media

A Place in the Middle

Learn about the native Hawaiian approach to gender diversity.

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