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Tag: Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Spirited Away (2002)

Considered one of the greatest animated films of all time.

This is a wonderful animated film to feature during Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Before today, I knew nothing about this film but it was highly recommended so I decided to watch it.

The film opens with a family driving through the countryside of Japan towards their new home. The daughter, Chihiro is not happy about the move. The father gets a little off track and decides to take a road that leads to a big, strange tunnel. The father gets out of the car and asks his wife and daughter to follow him through the passage. What would they find beyond the tunnel?

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May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

In May we celebrate and recognize our Asian American and Pacific Islanders. Their tremendous influence, accomplishments and contributions to the United States is felt throughout our own history. There are over 23 million Asian Americans and 1.4 million Pacific Islanders that enrich our lives daily. They have made tremendous contributions to medicine, science and the arts. Since I write about the arts through movies, music and TV, I will feature some of my favorite Asian and Asian American films throughout May. This month you will see and hear a lot about the 50 ethnic groups that make up this diverse and beautiful group of people.

I invite you to come back to my page throughout May to hear more about my favorite Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander films. helps sponsor this blog. They are celebrating this event with a month long sale on Asian films and TV. You can shop that sale here!