My America (of Honk if you love Buddah) 1997

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The Challenges for Asian Americans[edit]

This documentary-film follows Renee Tajima-Peña as she reflects upon her childhood, a time where vacationing across state lines would mean not seeing another Asian face. However, times have now changed, and in this documentary Tajima-Peña hits the road to explore what it means to be Asian American in our rapidly changing world. She meets a diverse group of people - from eighth generation Filipinos in New Orleans to a fortune cookie entrepreneur Chung Y. Choi. She explores the challenges of Asian Americans, as they are no longer ‘the invisible minority’. The documentary strives to expose the real Asian Americans and ask: who are we?