Archive for the “PBS” Category

2007

June 9, 2009
PBS — P.O.V.
USA
English
84 Minutes
Documentary
Katy Chevigny

7.1 IMDB

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ELECTION DAY

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2007

May 29, 2009
PBS — American Masters
USA
English
90 Minutes
Documentary
Arthur Dong [Family Fundamentals]

Informative documentary about the history of Chinese-Americans in Hollywood films. Unlike the Jewish film community or the Black “Race Films” of the early 20th century, Chinese-Americans had few, if any, people who looked like them represented on movie screens. Great old footage and interviews with the pioneers of Chinese-American filmmaking are included. Also included are the examples of white actors pretending to be Asian. I suppose if you lived in the 1940s in Iowa, perhaps you didn’t realize that Charlie Chan didn’t look Asian at all. A nice eye-opener.

8.4 IMDB

HOLLYWOOD CHINESE

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A STORY FROM THE DEEP SOUTH
2008

May 23, 2009
PBS — P.O.V.
USA
English
86 Minutes
Documentary
Katrina Browne

7.2 IMDB

TRACES OF THE TRADE

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2004

November 18, 2008
PBS — P.O.V.
USA
English
57 Minutes
Documentary
Jan Krawitz

7.9 IMDB

BIG ENOUGH

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2007

July 24, 2008
PBS — Independent Lens
USA
English
88 Minutes
Documentary
Aaron Woolf

You Are What You Eat.

7.0 Metacritic
7.0 IMDB

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2007

July 19, 2008
PBS — P.O.V.
USA
Spanish / English
90 Minutes
Documentary
Kieran Fitzgerald

9.2 IMDB

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