Chinatowns: The Stories of Its History and Community
As Chinese migrants ventured to the United States in the mid-1800s to find work, they were met with pay inequity, dangerous work conditions and anti-Asian sentiment. As a way to find sanctuary amid segregation, and create a livelihood for themselves, they settled together in enclaves known as Chinatowns. Systemic social deterrents, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, threaten these ethnic neighborhoods today. This AAPI Heritage Month, WORLD Channel shines a light on Chinatowns across America, from Boston to Chicago and Honolulu, and honors the people who have built and sustain these beloved neighborhoods.
The Legacy and Future of a Refugee Family: Quyên Nguyen-Le on 'In Living Memory'
As refugees from Vietnam, filmmaker Quyên Nguyen-Le’s (they/them) parents resettled in the U.S. and began a journey for their American Dream. They opened a nail salon, which represented the family’s livelihood until 2020; Nguyen-Le’s mother was forced to close the business during the pandemic. In “In Living Memory,” the director memorializes their mother’s salon and recalls what it symbolized for their family. Nguyen-Le spoke about how family history and their mother’s influence shaped who they are and how they’ve evolved.
Filmmaker Joua Lee Grande’s 'On All Fronts' Explores Biracial Identity, Brutality and Mental Health in Minneapolis
In Joua Lee Grande’s ‘On All Fronts,’ the Moss family reflects on the racial reckoning of 2020-2021 as a Black-Indonesian household in a Minnesota suburb. Minneapolis-based Hmong American filmmaker Grande spoke with WORLD Channel about her short film and the importance of telling Asian American stories, especially those that explore duality and identity.
Stories from the Stage Executive Producers on Their 'Good Citizen Show'
GBH and WORLD Channel's live storytelling program Stories from the Stage, on air for five years, has reached its milestone 100th episode. Liz Cheng and Patricia Alvarado Núñez, two of the program’s creators, reflect on what makes the show special and the role it plays in good citizenship.
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month: What to Watch on WORLD in May
The Asian American Pacific Islander community has found their own voice and power in the U.S. – from leading major labor movements to asserting their rights as citizens to crafting a unique voice that connects heritage with today’s pop culture, the resilience of the AAPI community is inspiring and impactful. This Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, watch films that honor the incredible struggles of AAPI, while recognizing their strengths and successes.
Asian American Stories of Resilience and Beyond: AAPI Filmmakers Explore Identity Through Family and Community
To commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, an exclusive, digital-first series will turn the lens on AAPI filmmakers: Asian American Stories of Resilience and Beyond features seven short films by both emerging and established creators, all focusing on the theme of resilience.
The Story Collider's Erin Barker on Finding Human Connection Through Scientific Storytelling
Erin Barker, co-founder and executive director of The Story Collider, a science storytelling nonprofit, shares how storytelling and science go together. Erin will appear on Stories from the Stage to share a story about an awkward moment of adolescence with her father that ultimately brought them closer together.
Brandon Kazen-Maddox Brings American Sign Language to Stories from the Stage
On the 100th episode of Stories from the Stage, One Way or Another, viewers will meet Brandon Kazen-Maddox (they/them/theirs), an American Sign Language interpreter and artist. Since 2017, the show has recorded around 300 stories and put celebrating differences at the forefront by providing a platform for ordinary people from all walks of life, each with their own extraordinary experiences.
Stories from the Stage: Countdown to 100!
This April, Stories from the Stage will air its 100th episode! WORLD honors this exciting milestone with a special celebration all month long, including new episodes and storyteller features from the series' beginnings to today, counting down to the 100th episode – One Way or Another – on April 25. Over the coming weeks, watch all new stories from storytellers from all walks of life, sharing day-to-day to life-changing experiences, all with impact that will resonate with you long after they’ve left the stage.
Community Voices: What to Watch on WORLD Channel in April
This month, WORLD Channel praises the diversity of communities within our own neighborhoods and around the globe and celebrates Arab American Heritage Month, honoring the strength of community and the ability to unite and create impactful change together.