The year 2019–20 marks a commemorative moment for Asian Pacific American media, honoring the fortieth and fiftieth anniversaries for arts institutions, ethnic studies departments, and special exhibitions so crucial to the forging of an Asian Pacific American cultural identity and political consciousness. An array of recent projects offer an occasion for reflection as well as a rallying cry. To name a few, the five-hour PBS-WETA documentary series Asian Americans; Film Quarterly's dossier and two-part symposium “Asian American Film at Fifty”; and actor-activist George Takei's graphic memoir of his internment experience, They Called Us Enemy, explore the richness and polyvocality of Asian Pacific...

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