Here are a variety of videos and stories that may help inspire you with some Video ideas:

A ‘Lost’ Daughter Speaks, and All of China Listens
I went to China to find the birth mother who left me on a street corner. Instead, I became the focus of a nation’s buried pain.

Here’s a movie trailer based on the story:


Where is Asia America?

  • This is a short film from the Historic Arkansas Museum,  produced by Little Rock Central High Memory Project students,  which explores the complexity of what being Asian American in Arkansas means to them, their families and others in the community.
  • The Memory Project is a program that involves student participation in gathering oral histories on civil rights.  This film series is part of a project – Young Historians, Living Histories – created and funded by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
  • Features Joseph Hwang – writer, performer; Evan Yi  – writer, performer; Alex Zhang – writer, performer

18 Mighty Mountain Warriors Present “Whatever!”

    • One of our favorite earlier promo videos from the sketch comedy group,  18 Mighty Mountain Warriors
    • Check the version 2 of this video, expressly for young kids!

The First Lady on the Importance of Studying Abroad

 

  • The First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to American and Chinese students at the Stanford Center at Peking University on the importance of studying abroad.

Why did an American stand-up comedian/ scholar want to study humor in China?

  • 1990 Video Contest judge and Fulbright scholar Jesse Appell discusses why comedy can help engage Americans and Chinese.
  • Through his study of traditional Chinese standup comedy, Jesse hopes to bring better understanding between the East and the West.
  • Check out this blockbuster video, “Laowai Style,” on YouKu (the YouTube of China) with over 290,000 views!