Ancestors In the Americas: Coolies, Sailors, Settlers (1996)

Run Time - 66 min.  |  
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This documentary looks at the enormous contributions made by Asian peoples in the development of North and South America, contributions that go beyond the stereotypical notions that the Asians were but laborers, launderers and owners of exotic restaurants. Filmmaker Loni Ding, takes a rather freewheeling approach to showing the extent of Asian diaspora was important in establishing the countries, quickly jumping between past, present and future to create more of a provocative impression rather than and endless stream of historical facts.