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Rosanna Alvarez, Dr. Soma De Bourbon, and Renee discuss the politics of cross-cultural storytelling, No Mas Bebés (2015), and the persistence of state-sponsored sterilization of women of color in the United States.
This is the third of four conversations with Renee Tajima-Peña on her career-defining films -- Who Killed Vincent Chin (1987), My America…Or, Honk If You Love Buddha (1997), No Mas Bebés (2015), and the 5 part Asian Americans (2020) series for PBS.
About the Series
For nearly 30 years, documentary filmmaker, producer, and activist Renee Tajima-Peña has chronicled movements for racial and reproductive justice in the United States. Her films are part of a larger Asian American alternative cinema movement – a movement committed to challenging the myth of Asian Americans as a “model minority” by creating and distributing media focused on social justice, intersectionality, and coalition building among Asian, Black, and Latinx communities.
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