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星期一, 5月 02, 2016

WGBH世界頻道慶祝亞美傳統月將播映50多個亞美影片

 (Boston Orange 周菊子波士頓報導)五月份是美國的亞美傳統月,公共電視台WGBH從5月1日起,以“我們的聲音:亞太裔美人“為主題,陸續將播映不下50個亞美故事。
WGBH的世界頻道(World Channel)在5月1日時先以播映記錄片“我在中國的生活(My Life in China)“製作兼導演,伍少文(Ken Eng),以及”Grace Lee計畫“製作人Grace Lee的訪談,拉開序幕。
陸續將重點放映的影片及日期為5月3日“贏女孩(Winning Girl)“,5月10日“Grace Lee計畫“,5月17日“爆米花行動(Operation Popcorn)“,5月24日“我在中國的生活(My Life in China)“,5月31日“最後一季(The Last Season)“。
WGBH世界頻道今年的亞美傳統月慶祝重點在移民及難民的身份衍變,以及第一,第二代亞太裔兒童的有著不只一種,而是兩種身份。
 在5月份,WGBH世界頻道將藉“我們的聲音:亞太裔美人“這主題,展示50多個由多元化的亞裔美人社區所製作,或有關亞裔美人的故事,其中包括選字“全球聲音(Global Voices)”,“獨立鏡頭(Independent Lens)”,“太平洋心跳(Pacific Heartbeat)”,等公視紀錄片系列中的影片,以及從“重塑美國(America ReFramed)”系列中選來在本地首映的三部片。
在5月份中,WGBH世界頻道播出的影片中,由華裔拍攝,製作的影片還包括,5月3日晚6點將放映,屬於“獨立鏡頭”系列的“孿生姐妹(Twin Sisters)“,5月3日晚9點放映的”中國對聯(Chinese Couplets)“,5月21日放映王穎執導的“宴之魂(Soul of a Banquet)”,5月22日的“摸索姐妹(The Mosuo Sisters),”桑子(Mulberry Child),5月23及24日放映的“成名之路(Road to Fame)“等。
其中的“孿生姐妹”描述2003年時,中國有一對孿生姐妹被人放在紙盒,留在孤兒院門前。有關當局把這兩姊妹交給分別來自挪威,美國加州的不同家庭收養時,並未做明,但這兩家人辦理收養手續時相遇,發現這情況,於是兩姐妹在知道遠方有姐妹中長大。8時,加州的到挪威去探望,他們發現彼此不但長相,動作都像,還難分難捨。

“中國對連”則是製片人Felicia Lowe追尋有關她母親在排華法案期間移民來美事蹟,帶出的一個家族四代女人穿越三個國家的辛酸故事。

TELLING OUR STORIES: ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

Telling Our Stories is an initiative that builds on WGBH’s year-round commitment to creating and providing programs and content that reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of the communities we serve. During the month of May, WGBH commemorates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a showcase of new programs and encore presentations on television, radio, and the Web.
Editor's pick: Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority
Description: http://www.wgbh.org/imageassets/patsymink.JPGIn 1965, Patsy Mink became the first Asian American woman and woman of color in Congress. Seven years later, she ran for president and co-authored Title IX, the landmark legislation that opened up higher education and athletics to America’s women. Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority looks at Mink’s remarkable, though often lonely and tumultuous, political journey.
Sunday, May 2, at 7pm on WGBH 2
Description: oldier in vietnamAcademy Award-nominated filmmaker Barak Goodman focuses his lens on the 1968 My Lai massacre, its subsequent cover-up, and the heroic efforts of the soldiers who broke rank to halt the atrocities. My Lai draws upon eyewitness accounts of Vietnamese survivors and men of the Charlie Company 11th Infantry Brigade, as well as recently discovered audio recordings from the Peers Inquiry, to recount one of the darkest chapters of the Vietnam War.
Sunday, May 2, at 3:30pm on WGBH 2
Description: http://www.wgbh.org/imageassets/hollywoodchinese.JPGFrom the first Chinese-American film produced in 1916 to Ang Lee’s triumphant Brokeback Mountain nine decades later, American Masters: Hollywood Chinese brings together a fascinating group of actors, writers, directors, and iconic film images to examine how Chinese people have contributed to and been portrayed by an industry that was often ignorant about and dismissive of race. Often humorous, sometimes maddening, but always inspiring, Hollywood Chinese weaves a rich tapestry and complex history. 
Friday, May 7, 6pm and 8:30pm on WGBH World
More to watch
Oh, Saigon
Sunday, May 2, at 7pm on WGBH World
Airlifted out of Vietnam on April 30, 1975, Doan Hoang’s family was on the last civilian helicopter out of the country at the end of the war. Twenty-five years later, they return to Vietnam after decades of exile, where her father, a former South Vietnamese major, meets his brothers again to confront their political differences: one was a communist, the other a pacifist. Meanwhile, Hoang tries to reconcile her own difficult past with her half-sister, who was mistakenly separated from the family during the escape.
Global Voices: Sumo East and West
Sunday, May 2, at 10pm on WGBH World
In recent years, the ancient art of sumo has witnessed an increasing number of foreigners rising to the top of its professional ranks. From Hawaii to Atlantic City, the experiences of American wrestlers provide an entertaining glimpse at the past, present, and future of sumo.
Global Voices: Shaolin Ulysses: Kungfu Monks in America
Monday, May 3, at 7pm on WGBH World

The famous fighting monks of the Shaolin monastery have seen a resurgence throughout the world, aided in part by the popularity of kungfu movies among the hip-hop set and films like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The film follows a handful of Shaolin monks who have brought the style to America, chronicling their adventures in New York City, Houston and Las Vegas.
Global Voices: The Flute Player
Monday, May 3, at 8pm on WGBH World

As a young boy in the 1970s, Arn Chorn-Pond survived Cambodia's brutal Khmer Rouge Killing Fields by playing propaganda songs on the flute. Now, after living in America for 20 years, Arn embarks on an emotional journey back to Cambodia to seek out "master musicians" who survived the genocide and to face the dark shadows of his war-torn past.
Forsaken Fields
Tuesday, May 4, at 7pm on WGBH World

Delve into the little-known history of California’s Japanese American farmers before, during, and after they were forced into US internment camps, along with 120,000 other persons of Japanese ancestry during World War II. Interspersing vivid footage of camp life, painful recollections of property loss and the racial discrimination they faced as they returned to their farms, this moving documentary captures the emotional complexity and resiliency of a community determined to survive one of the darker chapters in national history.
Bittersweet Roots: The Chinese in California’s Heartland
Friday, May 7, at 7:30pm on WGBH World

The California Delta, in the heart of the state, is the only place in America where the Chinese have maintained a sustained presence for nearly a century and a half. Here, immigrants from China transformed swampland into one of the richest agricultural regions. See archival imagery, actor-portrayed re-creations, and personal family accounts in this powerful lesson of triumph over adversity.
The First Battle
Sunday, May 9, at 7pm on WGBH 2

The First Battle documents how, during World War II, 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry on the US mainland were interned, while 160,000 people of Japanese ancestry in Hawaii were able to go about their lives. This documentary reveals that mass internment could very well have occurred if not for a few twists of fate and the foresight and bravery of a small network of men in Hawaii.
Global Voices: Teacher
Sunday, May 9, at 10pm on WGBH World

For the past 15 years, Nguyen Van Hung, once a homeless drug addict, has dedicated his life to helping street children survive AIDS in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. “Teacher” is the story of one man’s fight against an epidemic that claims its victims by the millions and the innocent children and teenagers struck by the reality of a global nightmare.
Global Voices: Anatomy of a Springroll
Sunday, May 9, at 11pm WGBH World

This program chronicles one man’s journey from the food-filled streets of San Francisco to the back streets of Saigon as he searches for the secret ingredient to blend the traditions of his family’s culture with his adopted American life.
Fiji Firewalkers
Monday, May 10, at 7:30pm WGBH World

Narrated by Grammy award-winner Paul Horn, Fiji Firewalkers explores Fiji’s people, land and culture, with a special emphasis on the legendary firewalkers of Beqa Island. The program captures the voices of the Fijian people and the sights and sounds of their Pacific homeland. Rich in colorful, vibrant music and cultural tradition, Fiji Firewalkers chronicles the origin of a Polynesian people whose civilization dates back to 700 BC. Ancient pottery-making techniques still used today are documented, along with a village-wide fishing drive, plus kava and firewalking ceremonies.
Global Voices: Great Wall Across the Yangtze
Monday, May 10, at 8pm on WGBH World

Against the backdrop of China’s stunning Three Gorges, this documentary tells the story of a powerful river that for centuries has helped shape the evolution of Chinese civilization — but today faces its greatest challenge. In 1994, the People’s Republic of China approved the construction of the world’s largest dam and hydroelectric power plant across this legendary river. Made without government authorization, Great Wall takes viewers into the heart of China and explores the controversy behind the dam project, told by the people most affected.
Most Honorable Son
Sunday, May 16, at 7pm on WGBH 2

Friday, May 28, at 6pm and 9pm on WGBH World 
After the Pearl Harbor attack, Nebraska farmer Ben Kuroki volunteered for the US Army Air Corps. He would become the first Japanese-American war hero, surviving 58 missions as an aerial gunner over Europe, North Africa and Japan. Through interviews and rare, never-before-seen footage, Most Honorable Son recounts one man's remarkable journey through World War II, providing context to two seemingly disparate histories: the US air war and the Japanese American experience.
Global Voices: Sentenced Home
Sunday, May 16, at 10pm on WGBH World

Raised as Americans in inner-city projects near Seattle, three young Cambodian refugees each made a rash decision as a teenager that irrevocably shaped his destiny. Years later, facing deportation back to Cambodia, they find themselves caught between a tragic past and an uncertain future by a system that doesn’t offer any second chances.
Global Voices: Refugee
Sunday, May 16, at 11pm on WGBH World

Mike Siv is going to meet his father and brother for the first time since he escaped Cambodia as a child, but, the journey takes an unexpected turn. Days before Mike’s departure, he learns that his father is remarried and has another family, and his younger brother was raised by an aunt. Mike’s vision of his family is shattered. As he puts it, “That’s a whole lotta truth. I learned more about my family in that one hour than I heard in my whole life.”
Global Voices: Morning Sun
Monday, May 17, at 7pm on WGBH World

Few events of the 20th century have dramatically engulfed so large a proportion of humanity as China’s Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Violence and disorder were widespread, and it is estimated that half a million Chinese died as a direct result. Yet the Cultural Revolution remains only barely understood; this program explores the historical and ethical questions raised.
Global Voices: China Blue
Sunday, May 23, at 10pm on WGBH World 

China Blue takes viewers inside a blue jeans factory in southern China, where teenage workers struggle to survive harsh working conditions. The film follows 17-year-old Jasmine as she leaves her home village for a low-paying job in the city. Providing perspectives from both the top and bottom of the factory’s hierarchy, the film looks at complex issues of globalization from the human level.
Global Voices: Death of a Shaman
Sunday, May 23, at 11pm on WGBH World 

Through a journey that takes her back to her roots in Thailand, a young Mien woman from Sacramento strives to come to terms with her father’s death and drug addiction and her sister’s murder. Reunited with her Mien relatives, she begins to grasp the complexity of her father’s past and to experience the nuances of lost identity.
A Necessary Journey
Wednesday, May 26, at 7pm on WGBH World 

This transformational 17-day road trip tracks fearless, irreverent Binh Rybacki and her Children of Peace medical team as they move from the northern remote mountains of Vietnam to the fast-changing streets of Hanoi, Hue, and Saigon. Traveling at an exhausting pace, the team relocates and sets ups clinics on a daily basis, sometimes forced to change plans at the last moment as Binh duels with Communist government officials. As we travel the length of Vietnam, Binh’s story unfolds in a journey not just for Binh, but for anyone touched by memories of the Vietnam War.
Independent Lens: A Village Called Versailles
Wednesday, May 26, at 8pm on WGBH World
Thursday, May 27, at 9pm on WGBX 44 

On the eastern edge of New Orleans, a community of Vietnamese refugees has thrived for 30 years in a neighborhood they call Versailles. This film recounts the residents’ successful fight against the opening of a toxic government-imposed landfill after Hurricane Katrina struck and transformed their neighborhood.
Global Voices: Vietnam: The Next Generation
Sunday, May 30, at 10pm on WGBH World 

Meet eight young Vietnamese, some born in the final days of the Vietnam War, others in its aftermath, who together embody the hopes, dreams and challenges of a new Vietnam. Through their stories, this groundbreaking film takes an in-depth look at modern-day Vietnam.

Global Voices: Witnesses to a Secret War
Sunday, May 30, at 11pm on WGBH World 

Watch the stories of three generations of Hmong refugees as they struggle with personal and political legacies. The Xiong family, who fought on America’s side of the “secret” war in Laos, tries to claim its own piece of the American dream, while Hmong-American Ka Ying Yang tries to understand her own similar family history.