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You will notice different pricing for different users.  In some cases, the Educational version may offer additional features such as closed captions and chapters.  But, the primary difference is the licensing agreement.  Educators in both categories can screen the documentary in classrooms and offer free public screenings.  Home use is for personal collections and not licensed for public screenings.

 

Licenses

EDUCATORS

  • Institutional – For colleges, universities corporations and other institutions. Licensed for free public screenings.
  • K -12, Public Libraries, non-profit, community groups, congregations – Licensed for free public screenings and can be put into circulation.
  • Stream on Kanopy.com

HOME USE

  • DVD for personal viewing only. NOT licensed for public screenings.
 
 

 
Chinese Couplets DVD - Felicia Lowe

Chinese Couplets
56 minutes, color, 2015

Part memoir, part history, part investigation, the filmmaker’s search for answers about her mother’s emigration to America during the Chinese Exclusion era reveals the often painful price paid by immigrants who abandoned their personal identity, the burden of silence they passed on to their offspring and the intergenerational strife between immigrants and their American born children.

 

EDUCATORS

Institutional - $250.00 (+ $15 Shipping within US) 
Includes public performance rights.
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K-12/Community - $ 125.00 (+ $15 Shipping within US) 
Includes public performance rights.
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Stream Chinese Couplets on Kanopy

HOME USE

$25.00 (+ $5 Shipping within US) 
Personal viewing only.
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45 minutes, 16mm, 1988

Carved in Silence 
45 minutes, 16mm, 1988

Angel Island Immigration Station comes to life with dramatic re-creations, interviews with former detainees, and recitations of poetry carved on the walls to reveal the human cost of the Chinese Exclusion Acts and the complexity of America’s immigration policies.  Winner of a CINE Golden Eagle, Chris Plaque, National Educational Film and Video Association Honorable Mention.

 

EDUCATORS

Institutional - $175.00 (+ $15 Shipping within US)
Includes public performance rights.
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K-12/Community - $85.00 (+ $15 Shipping within US)
Includes public performance rights.
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Stream Carved in Silence on Kanopy

HOME USE

$25.00 (+ $5 Shipping within US)
Personal viewing only.
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29 minutes, 16mm color, 1979

China: Land of My Father 
29 minutes, 16mm color, 1979

Filmed in the People’s Republic of China in 1979, Lowe meets her paternal grandmother for the first time, learns about the country her father left behind, and looks at the impact on families separated by war and emigration. EMMY nominee, CINE Golden Eagle, American Film Festival Red Ribbon Award.

 

EDUCATORS

Institutional - $150.00 (+ $15 Shipping within US)
Includes public performance rights.
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K-12/Community - $75.00 (+ $15 Shipping within US)
Includes public performance rights.
Buy Now

Stream China: Land of my Father on Kanopy

HOME USE

$25.00 (+ $5 Shipping within US)
Personal viewing only.
Buy Now

 

 
Chinatown DVD

Chinatown
56 minutes, color, 1996

An intimate look at San Francisco’s oldest neighborhood that thrives and survived isolation, racial and social injustice throughout its 150-year history. Oral histories interwoven with poetry, archival footage, cinema verite, lyrically captures the spirit and resiliency of its lively residents. Awarded regional EMMY for Best Cultural Documentary, CINE Golden Eagle, and National Educational Media Network Silver Apple.