On Strike! Ethnic Studies, 1969-1999

On Strike! Photo
Photo courtesy of the Center for Asian American Media

Genre: Documentary
Ethnicity: General Asian American
Themes: History, Political/Legal Issues
Date: 1999
Running Time: 30 min.
Director/Producer: Irum Shiekh
Availability: Center for Asian American Media (formerly NAATA)
College/Institution: DVD $99 Purchase/$40 Rental
K-12/Public Library/Community Group: DVD $50 Purchase/$25 Rental
Through interviews with past and recent student leaders and faculty juxtaposed with footage of campus demonstrations over the course of a generation, On Strike offers an historical and political overview of what it took to establish and sustain ethnic studies at one of the nation’s leading universities. (Courtesy of the Center for Asian American Media)

Supplementary Materials
The San Francisco State College Strike, San Francisco State University
Discusses the film and Asian American identity and masculinity in popular culture.
Umemoto, Karen. "‘On Strike!’ San Francisco State College Strike, 1968-1969: The Role of Asia American Students." In Contemporary Asian America: A Multidisciplinary Reader. Eds. Min Zhou and James V. Gatewood. NY: New York University Press, 2000. 49-79.

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