Movies & TV That Highlight the Bravery and Resilience of Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities
"The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all," according to the emperor in Mulan. It's true that times of distress can often force people into moments of inspiration and tenacity, a sentiment the Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities know well. And with recent increases in anti-Asian hate crimes, it's important for families to reflect on the resilience of AANHPI communities. From daring rescues to awe-inspiring feats and courageous activists, the movies and TV shows on this list will help your family celebrate the successes while remembering the tribulations. Looking for other media that honors AANHPI communities? Take a look at our recommendations for heritage and culture and heroes and competitors.