Join WUCF, Central Florida PBS, for a virtual video discussion with Geeta Gandbhir, Producer of Episode 5 of the groundbreaking PBS documentary series, ASIAN AMERICANS. The series examines the significant role of Asian Americans in shaping American history and identity, from the first wave of Asian immigrants in the 1850s and identity politics during the social and cultural turmoil of the twentieth century to modern refugee crises in a globally connected world.
Watch Episode 5 - Breaking Through: https://www.pbs.org/weta/asian-americans/episode-guide/episode-5-breaking-through/
About Geeta Gandbhir:
Geeta Gandbhir, Producer (Episode 5), has over nineteen years of experience in film, television and animation. She has been nominated for three Emmy Awards, and has won two, and her films have won one Academy Award and three Peabody Awards.
About Yog Melwani, Event Moderator
Yog Melwani is a Commercial Real Estate Developer with two decades of extensive experience in structuring and negotiating all aspects of commercial real estate. Yog is the Chair of Orlando's Multicultural Affairs Committee and Co-Chair for Orlando’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
About Beena M. Parikh, Panelist:
Beena M. Parikh, PhD is Practice Administrator for Premier Cardiology & Vascular Associates. She is a founding member of the Indian American Chamber of Commerce.
About Dave Tran, Panelist:
Dr. Dave Tran is Director of Clinical Services at Joint Medical Group, P.A. and a Board Member of the National Association of Asian American Professionals - Orlando Chapter.
Major funding for ASIAN AMERICANS is provided by Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB); Wallace H. Coulter Foundation; Public Broadcasting Service (PBS); Ford Foundation/Just Films; National Endowment for the Humanities; The Freeman Foundation; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Kay Family Foundation; Long Family Foundation; Spring Wang and California Humanities.