Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month With University Libraries Multimedia

To celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month, the University Libraries Multimedia Department has compiled a list of streaming videos available to all students, staff and faculty. Physical items are also available on display in the department, which is located on the lobby level of Mullins Library.


Better Luck Tomorrow 
A group of overachieving Asian American high school seniors dips into extra-curricular criminal activities. 

A Girl from Hunan 
The family of 12-year-old Xiao Xiao arranges her marriage to a 2-year-old boy and sends her to a remote village, where she lives with her prospective in-laws and raises the boy mostly by herself. Four years later, Xiao Xiao succumbs to the charms of a farmhand and finds herself in danger. In a world where dishonored women can be put to death, her future is far from certain. 

The Bride 
A year after his wife's murder, Qi works alone in a small teashop. With barely enough money to live on, he and his three closest friends hatch a devious scheme to live a million-yuan life. 


Hollywood Chinese 
Directed by triple Sundance award-winning filmmaker Arthur Dong, this documentary weaves together actors, directors, writers and movie icons who have defined American feature films, from the silent era to the current new wave of Asian American cinema. Hollywood Chinese reveals long-untold stories behind the Asian faces that have graced the silver screen. 

Tongan Ark 
Ancient philosophy, opera and Tongan culture come together in this intimate portrait of a teacher, his school and his people as they navigate a sea of repression and doubt in a small but troubled Pacific island kingdom. 

Looking for China Girl 
Since 1980, when China decreed that couples should have just one child, there has been an alarming disproportion of young men over young women. This film follows 24-year-old Xinhau Lu, who still lives with his parents on a small farm in rural China, as he searches for a wife. 

Nailed It  
This documentary takes a look at the history behind Vietnamese nail salons and the 20 Vietnamese refugee women who, in 1975, sparked a multibillion-dollar industry that supports their community to this day. 

China: One Child Policy 
The documentary, which won a top prize at Sundance, looks at China's one-child policy through a personal lens. From 1979-2015, officials in China enforced a one-child policy as a method of population control, subjecting women to forced abortions and sterilizations and punishing those who refused to comply. 

Corridor Four 
Officer Isaac Ho'opi'i lives on after saving numerous people from the Pentagon during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The story is not of a hero basking in the glory of his past deeds, but a man filled with regret that he couldn't change something beyond his control. 

Far East Deep South  
This documentary presents the history of Chinese immigrants living in the American South during the late 1800s to mid-1900s. It follows the journey of Charles Chiu and his family as they travel from California to Mississippi to find answers about his father. 

Asian/Asian-American perspectives on modern dance  
Each of the choreographers in this panel discussion offers a unique perspective on the challenges facing Asian and Asian American choreographers in addressing stereotypes and cultural expectations. 

Find additional resources for Asian Pacific Heritage Month in Research Guides created by Martha Anderson, chair of the University Libraries Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.


Shannon Youmans, user services technician
University Libraries
479-575-4104, libmulti@uark.edu

Kelsey Lovewell Lippard, director of public relations
University Libraries
479-575-7311, klovewel@uark.edu


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