Filmmaker Robin Lung has made a career of bringing minority and female stories to life. In her documentary, “Finding Kukan”, Lung quests to solve the mystery surrounding a landmark American film that has been lost to audiences for decades and is only now giving credit where credit is due.
Restaurateur Irena Stein believes that food is the universal equalizer that could resolve almost any conflict. CGTN’s Asieh Namdar visited Irena at home where she shared her passion for cooking and how it has empowered her to promote acceptance and understanding when faced with hate.
Yuan Sha has mastered the guzheng, a traditional Chinese string instrument. Now she uses her deep connection with the melodies of the guzheng to cross cultural barriers and share Chinese heritage with the world.
She made her professional debut at the age of 10 and a decade later is being recognized as one of chamber music’s rising stars, but Simone Porter’s success has as much to do with hard work and sacrifice as it does musical talent.
If you grew up watching television in the 90’s, you’ll recognize Daphne Maxwell Reid as Aunt Viv from the popular American sitcom, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. But did you know that she is also an accomplished fashion designer and photographer? CGTN’s Asieh Namdar was treated to Reid’s talents in the kitchen as well.
Have any of your conversations changed a life today? Check out NaTakallam, an online start-up that is helping to change the narrative around refugees while giving Syrian refugees the opportunity to earn a living.
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