Office of Multicultural Student Services

Diversity DVD Library

Asian American

  1. Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (DVD 105 min.s) This DVD is part 20 years of independent point-of-view (POV) documentary storytelling on PBS. This powerful film (winner – Academy Award Best Documentary Feature) documents the contentious origins of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, beginning with the story of its creator, a 21-year-old architecture student, whose plan was selected from over 1,000 designs, beating out some of the top international architecture firms. Despite vociferous opposition from veterans' organizations and members of Congress, the monument was built, eventually becoming one of the world's most frequently visited memorials.

  2. Of Civil Rights and Wrongs: The Fred Korematsu Story (DVD – 70 min.s) This DVD is part 20 years of independent point-of-view (POV) documentary storytelling on PBS. “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights” (winner – Emmy Ward Outstanding Achievement in Directing and Editing) brings to life for the first time the inspirational story of an unsung American civil rights hero, and demonstrates the power of ordinary citizens to rise up against injustice. In 1942, Fred Korematsu was an average 23-year-old California native working as a shipyard welder. But when he refused to obey Executive Order 9006, which sent 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry into internment camps, he became something extraordinary -- a civil rights champion. The film chronicles the 40-year legal fight to vindicate Korematsu and offers a cautionary tale about the safeguarding of civil liberties in the mounting war on terror.

  3. Regret to Inform (DVD - ) This DVD is part 20 years of independent point-of-view (POV) documentary storytelling on PBS. Twenty years after her husband was killed in a mortar attack, filmmaker Barbara Sonneborn travels to Vietnam to the very place where her husband was killed. Filled with extraordinary archival footage from the war, breathtaking visions of modern day Vietnam, and heart-wrenching stories from both Vietnamese and American war widows. “Regret to Inform” (winner – George Foster Peabody Award) is a journey into the heart and soul of war.

  4. Time of Fear (DVD – 60 mins.)
    In World War II more than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced to leave their homes and relocate to military camps dotted across the western United States. “Time of Fear” tells the story of 16,000 Japanese American men, women, and children who were sent to two relocation camps in southeast Arkansas. The video tells a powerful tale of racism and resilience that still resonates today.