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About this series
Asian American Life in collaboration with CUNY TV’s Digital Series presents “Asian American Hidden Communities,” a four-part series that features the untold stories of the invisible Asian American diaspora and population in the tri-state area.
When people think of Asian American communities, what immediately comes to mind are Chinatown’s in Manhattan and Brooklyn, or Koreatown and Little India in Queens — Little is known about the hidden South Asian and Asian American communities that are off the beaten path, and not necessarily tourist attractions. Some families have recently moved into these communities, while others have left and returned back to preserve their unique histories. This 4-part series highlights the culture and personal stories of families who have formed these hidden communities, including Little Sri Lanka in Staten Island, Filipino Muslim's in the New York City tri-state area, Cambodian Community in the Bronx, and the Japanese American community in that was formed during World War Two in Cumberland County, New Jersey. Asian American Life correspondents Ernabel Demillo, Rayner Ramirez and Tinabeth Pina share their original and in-depth stories.