Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

WXXI is proud to pay tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success.


Friday, October 2, 2015 - 10:30pm
Artist Ai Weiwei has a serious problem with authority. See his story.
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 9:00pm
Learn about the life and work of celebrated Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. 
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 9:00pm
Life revolves around family and school; the social fabric is woven over cheap eats at the mall. But unlike most suburbs in America, the San Gabriel Valley is home to the largest Chinese diaspora in the country.
Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 10:00pm
This award-winning film travels with a Chinese couple, part of the 130 million migrant workers who journey to their home villages every spring for the New Year.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 4:00pm
 The moving and haunting story of four former internees of the Poston Relocation Center. 
Sunday, May 24, 2015 - 9:00pm
This fall, Burma is scheduled to hold a historic presidential election.
Monday, May 18, 2015 - 7:00pm
In 1976, Hawaiians sailed the traditional voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a from Hawai‘i to Tahiti and proved to the world that their ancestors had explored the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean by navigating with the stars.
Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 10:00pm
With wit and charm, The Grace Lee Project puts a hilarious spin on the eternal question, "What's in a name?"
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 7:00pm
Explores the intersection of rugged urban b-boyin’ (breakdancing) and the traditional roots of Hmong culture.
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 7:00pm
The story of 130 young men from Hawai'i who, from the late 1930s through the early years of World War II, were part of a clandestine mission by the U.S. federal government to occupy desert islands in the middle of the Pacific.
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 9:00pm
What happens when the naiveté of a political rookie clashes with the realities of racial politics of the American South and ultra-partisan struggles in Washington DC?
Friday, May 8, 2015 - 7:00pm
A filmmaker's journey to discover the mystery behind the meaning of her extremely long Hawaiian middle name, Hepuakoamanaʻ ekapunokamalei-o-naliʻ iamekahanohanoʻ ia.
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 10:00pm
Over the course of a momentous year, Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian mahu (transgender) teacher, inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of an all-male hula troupe
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 9:00pm
Investigate how and why life-sized terracotta statues were made for Emperor Qin Shi Huang of China.
Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 6:00am
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with us. Explore the country, delicious food and traditional designs.  

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