Below is a list of resources focusing on our targeted subgroups:
Issue paper based on findings from the first national Southeast Asian Youth Summit,
Green Dragon (2001). 115 min.
The film follows the experience of Vietnamese refugees in the United States immediately following the Fall of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War.
Lumpia (2003). 80 min.
Tensions are rising at Fog Town High School, whose student body is composed mostly of minorities, most notably Filipino Americans. Some Filipino students in particular, named the PACK, are not the "coolest" kids in school with their out-of-date fashion and thick accents. They become the targets of ridicule for the CREW, a bunch of American-born thugs who lounge about causing mayhem. To make matters worse, Tyrone and his CREW have begun to enjoy a new fad: FOB bashing!
Sione's Journey. 20 min.
About a young Tongan American man's search for answers to the question, "What is a Tongan?" The film humorously and touchingly presents stereotypes about Tongans, and features interviews with Tongan immigrants (many who speak Tongan) and younger Tongan Americans discussing life in the Bay Area, including a professional dancer, an artist, and a fashion designer/entrepreneur. Produced by Folola (Lola) Takapu (with no previous filmmaking experience) when she was a student at UC Berkeley, the film has gained popularity mostly through word of mouth and Lola was even invited to Tonga to show her film at an academic conference.
The Land Has Eyes (Pear ta ma 'on maf) (2004). 87 min.
Shamed by her village for being poor and the daughter of a convicted thief, Viki is inspired and haunted by the Warrior Woman from her island's mythology. The lush tropical beauty of Rotuma, Fiji contrasts with the stifling conformity of island culture as Viki fights for justice and her freedom.
Hollywood Hula (blog)
This Pacific Islander film blog has reviews, clips, and links about films and art produced by or about Pacific Islanders.
Pacific Islanders in Communication (PIC)
Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) is a national non-profit media arts corporation that addresses the need for programming that reflects America's growing ethnic and cultural diversity. Over the past years, NMC members have provided hundreds of hours of culturally-diverse programs to PBS.
PIC's mission is to support, advance, and develop Pacific Island media content and talent that results in a deeper understanding of Pacific Island history, culture, and contemporary challenges.
De Anza College Scholarships
Most De Anza scholarship deadlines are around February, but there are several that open up periodically throughout the year.
Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.
Good resource for looking for a job, Volunteer/Intern Opportunities (with education, non-profit, environmental, etc.)
Vision New America
Vision New America offers high school, college and graduate students government internship opportunities in local, state, federal offices or policy-oriented organizations in the Bay Area, Sacramento, and Washington D.C.
Vietnamese American National Gala (VANG)
The Vietnamese American National Gala (VANG) website includes a Student Resources section with a long list of scholarships, fellowships, and resources geared toward students from various minority groups:
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (APALI)
One of IMPACT AAPI's partner organizations, APALI offers various programs for high school and college students in civic engagement and leadership. Their Summer Leadership Academy is offered at De Anza College for 4-5 weeks during the summer, for 8 units, and a worthwhile experience.
Fellowship program that provides civic leadership opportunities in the non-profit, public, and private sector.
Office of Congressman Mike Honda
Internships opportunities in Congressman Mike Honda's office. They are no longer accepting summer interns for 2009, but this might be something you might want to check out in a few months once school starts in the Fall.
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
Opportunities to study abroad for high school and college-level students.
University of California Educational Abroad Program (EAP)
Study Abroad program, research opportunities and internships also available. Recommended for those who are transferring to the UC system.
Pin@y Educational Partnerships (PEP)
Program of San Francisco State University’s Asian American Studies Department in the College of Ethnic Studies, with programs in academia and the community for the development of critical Filipina/o American curriculum and research.
Contact: Mae Lee