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WCTE Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

WCTE PBS celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a variety of programming!

Every May we take extra time to celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month by shining a light on AANHPI experiences and filmmakers.

Enjoy this selection of films, some premiering in May as well as some gems to revisit. These documentaries celebrate the light and love in our diverse AANHPI communities. 

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American MastersWaterman – Duke: Ambassador of Aloha

Jason Momoa narrates the story of five-time Olympic medalist and surfer Duke Kahanamoku.

Independent LensThe Donut King

Meet the Donut King, Ted Ngoy, the Cambodian refugee who built a donut empire.

Fanny: The Right to RockFanny: The Right to Rock

Co-founded by Filipina American sisters, Fanny is a ferocious 70s rock band.

Ethan Lim: Cambodian Futures | In the Making | American Masters | PBS

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This is Culinary Futurism. Filmmaker Dustin Nakao-Haider follows Chicago-based chef Ethan Lim as he creates vibrant dishes inspired by the rich, complex history of Cambodia. 

A Hawai'i Okinawan Story | Family Ingredients | PBS Food

Immediately following the end World War II, word got back to Hawai’i of how Okinawa was in dire need of help. The Hawai’i Okinawans got the community together and raised money to buy 550 pigs to send back to their ancestral home. 7 men agreed to take the pigs back to Okinawa.

Jelly, Ben & Pogo FULL EPISODE | Lola's Snack | PBS KIDS

Jelly, Ben and Pogo make halo-halo for Lola, but Ben worries that it looks too messy. Lola thinks it’s perfect because it’s made with the best ingredient of all — love!

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