Here are the films with Asian and Asian-American themes or casts that should be on the radar of cinephiles everywhere.

Asian-American films take focus at 2017 Sundance Film Festival

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"I hope that the film will be seen widely, both by people who know — and don't know — China. I felt that I knew China so well. I am Chinese. I lived my life there. I knew very little. So I hope the film can show people what's going on there."

'Hooligan Sparrow' director Nanfu Wang went from government intimidation to Oscar shortlist

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"During World War II, [Fred Korematsu] stood virtually alone against a powerful government that was violating the rights of Japanese Americans by forcing them into camps. His fight for justice was difficult. But he ultimately prevailed. He dedicated the final decades of his life to ensuring that others would not suffer the same unfair discrimination Japanese Americans endured during World War II."

New book on civil rights icon Fred Korematsu challenges children to speak up for justice

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Readers are asked to share photos of books by Muslim authors on their bookshelves and e-readers so that others can discover new books to read.

"It was nice to see shelves that had lots of books but I really did like seeing the empty spaces as well. I think it got readers to think about how to go out of your sphere and reach for a book you might not have reached for so easily before. Anything...
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With #MuslimShelfSpace, Muslim authors get the spotlight

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"I didn't give up — literally parts of my body — to have the Constitution trampled on."

Senator Tammy Duckworth explains why she is joining the Women's March on Washington.

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"We decide that since there are multiple avenues for people to get involved, that we'd put them all there on the site. People have different skill sets, time availability, and comfort levels. We wanted the site to have multiple issues and multiple options listed."

This law student built the framework for a Trump 'resistance manual'

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Lindy Li will be one of the speakers at the Jan. 21 Women's March on Philadelphia, with sister rallies slated in more than 150 cities around the world.

"I also happen to be an immigrant. That word has become so ugly this year, and it breaks my heart. I just want to show America that immigrants come here to work hard and contribute to the community and the economy."

'In this together': Former house candidate Lindy Li to speak at Women's March on Philadelphia

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"The significance of it to me as an American citizen is the celebration of the peaceful transition of power in our country. And I think it's a tremendous honor to participate and witness it regardless of your party or background or who won the election frankly."

Trump inauguration brings Asian-American supporters, protesters to D.C.

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Aziz Ansari is scheduled to host the Jan. 21 episode of Saturday Night Live.

Aziz Ansari to Become First 'SNL' Host of South Asian Descent

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The U.S. Department of Labor filed a lawsuit against technology giant Oracle on Wednesday, alleging the company has engaged in a "systemic practice" of paying white men more money than their counterparts with the exact same job.

As Oracle faces lawsuit on diversity, why is Silicon Valley so white?

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Groups representing minorities and women have criticized Trump and his administration for their nominees, saying the lineup is a generational throwback.

These charts explain how Trump's Cabinet breaks with tradition

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"My prayer will be telling American Muslims that you have to stand up for America, how to appreciate America. The country has given us refuge, they accepted us with open arms, and we have to be a part of it."

For American Muslims for Trump's founder, the inauguration is a 'new beginning'

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"We want people to know that their stories aren't being lost and that people are being listened to."

Organizations aim to document, expose hate crimes as Trump administration begins

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“We didn’t know what to expect with Barack Obama in 2008. We gave him a chance, and now I’m asking the community to give Trump a chance.”

'Give Trump a chance': Asian-American supporters celebrate at inauguration gala

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From chefs in New Orleans, Seattle, New York City, and Los Angeles, here are some recipes that will remind you of home.

Welcome the Year of the Rooster with these recipes that remind chefs of home

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"'It's safe to say the contrast between Obama and Trump is the most pronounced we've seen in modern times. Many presidents are elected as a reproof to the president who preceded them - we've never seen one elected who had for years accused his predecessor of having deceived the American people about being born in the United States."

A look at Trump's Cabinet, by the numbers

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Zuckberberg-controlled companies filed eight so-called "quiet" title lawsuits in a Kauai court on Dec. 30 requesting the forced sales at public auction to the highest bidder.

Facebook's Zuckerberg is suing hundreds of Hawaiians to force them to sell property to him

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"AAPI voters came out in full force on November 8: the Democratic Party's presidential contender clearly won the Asian vote last November and a historic number of AAPI members were elected to Congress. To ignore this non-monolithic, fiercely loyal community is to commit political malpractice, especially for a group that will double in voting size by 2040."

Opinion: Effective Asian American and Pacific Islander voter engagement must continue

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"Fred Korematsu is one of my heroes. During World War II, he stood virtually alone against a powerful government that was violating the rights of Japanese Americans by forcing them into camps. ... [Korematsu's] story is all the more important now with threats to Muslims, immigrants, refugees, and LGBT people. Kids need to know that we can organize and fight against injustice, just like Fred."

New book on civil rights icon Fred Korematsu challenges children to speak up for justice

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