Rethinking History

In school, we are often taught one side of historical events and expected to accept them as objective truth. If we learn to think critically, we come to see history as a multidimensional account of the past—and that the story being told heavily relies on the person telling it. Through the lens of colonialism and cultural imperialism in the 19th and 20th centuries, these films juxtapose two AAPI histories in an attempt to challenge what we think we know.

Program curated by Kelly Conrad and Arzhang Zafar

LIVE Q&A on 11/09 at 7:00 P.M. EST

In this program


Film Still from Morkovcha

Morkovcha

Directed by Lidiya Kan

This documentary tells the story of one family’s nearly century-long journey from Korea to the Russian Far East to Central Asia to their new home in the United States.

Film still from Longing for Hawai'i

Longing for Hawai’i

Directed by Katia Kalei Barricklow

In the face of colonial erasure, one ‘ohana’s journey into the past reveals a hidden history about the lost Hawaiian Kingdom and its forgotten heroes.