Ancestors in the Americas, Part 1. Coolies, Sailors, Settlers: Voyage to the New World (2001)
Length: 60 min.
A documemoir tracing the global forces that brought the first Asians Filipinos, Chinese and Asian Indians to the Americas and the Caribbean in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Silver Apple Award, National Educational Media Network/
California Council for the Humanities Grant
ITVS-PBS American Independent II Series
Asian American Festival (NY)/ Robert Flaherty Film Seminar (NY)/
San Francisco Asian American International Film Festival (CA)/unspecified festivals
Smithsonian Institute, National Museum of American History (Washington, D.C.)/New School (NY)/Museum of Modern Art/
Ancestors in the Americas, Part II: Chinese in the Frontier West: An American Story (2001)
Ancestors in the Americas, Part I: Coolies, Sailors, Settlers: Voyage to the New World (1999, revised)
The Color of Honor: The Japanese American Soldier in WWII (1989)
Nisei Soldier: Standard Bearer for an Exiled People (1984)
With Silk Wings (1983, series)
Bean Sprouts (1983, series)
Member, Blue Ribbon Commission of Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of American History, 2001
Part-Time Faculty, Ethnic and Asian American Studies Departments, University of California, Berkeley, since 1980
Distinguished Visiting Professor, New School for Social Research, New York, NY, 1999; and University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, 1998
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 1982
MA and PhD, (abd), University of California, Berkeley
Loni Ding recently received the National Education Association's Human and Civil Rights Award and an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from the Chancellor of the State University of New York for "an outstanding career as a pioneering filmmaker, media policy advocate and university teacher."
October - November 2002
Loni Ding recently received the National Education Association's Human and Civil Rights Award.
Loni Ding was awarded the National Education Association 2002 Human and Civil Rights Award for her work in the Asian Pacific community. Earlier this year California Governor Gray Davis and the Chinese Historical Society of America honored Ding with a Lifetime Achievement Award.