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Chinese Qipao

Chinese Qipao

Chinese Qipao

Chinese Qipao

One-Hour HD Documentary (2020)

Shanghai socialites in the 1920’s and 30’s made the body hugging qipao and cheongsam dresses famous. Today, they are still a part of Chinese fashion houses who combine both tradition and contemporary artistry in their couture and casual designs.

Colleen Quen, a couturier and artist living in San Francisco, and fashion designer Arkadiy Polezhaev from San Jose, California travel to Shanghai, China to discover how this fashion staple is more than just a dress. From the traditional bridal qipao with exquisite embroidery and buttons to modern casual designs, they discover the history, culture and story behind each piece and how they’re made.

Along the way they visit the historical Paramount ballroom, eat at the infamous Canton Table and discover the metamorphosis of the silkworm. They meet designers who utilize modern technology in their bold designs to those who collect historical robes that influence their design process.

What designer gave up her BMW X5 in order to obtain a 250 year old treasure? Discover this and more as the qipao journey begins.

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KUACDT Fairbanks, AK 9/7/2020
9/8/2020
9:00 pm
3:00 am

 

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One-Hour HD Documentary (2020)

Shanghai socialites in the 1920’s and 30’s made the body hugging qipao and cheongsam dresses famous. Today, they are still a part of Chinese fashion houses who combine both tradition and contemporary artistry in their couture and casual designs.

Colleen Quen, a couturier and artist living in San Francisco, and fashion designer Arkadiy Polezhaev from San Jose, California travel to Shanghai, China to discover how this fashion staple is more than just a dress. From the traditional bridal qipao with exquisite embroidery and buttons to modern casual designs, they discover the history, culture and story behind each piece and how they’re made.

Along the way they visit the historical Paramount ballroom, eat at the infamous Canton Table and discover the metamorphosis of the silkworm. They meet designers who utilize modern technology in their bold designs to those who collect historical robes that influence their design process.

What designer gave up her BMW X5 in order to obtain a 250 year old treasure? Discover this and more as the qipao journey begins.

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KUACDT Fairbanks, AK 9/7/2020
9/8/2020
9:00 pm
3:00 am
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We are a Family

We are a Family

We are a Family

We are a Family

One-Hour HD Documentary (2020)

A trip to China for a bi-cultural family living in San Carlos, California brings a new awareness and appreciation for their cross-cultural ties.

In 2001, Jane arrived in America from China to pursue her professional dance career with the Chinese Cultural Dance Company in San Francisco.  Soon after she met her husband Rick, a division manager with a Tree Company in San Jose. They and their 11 year old Chinese American daughter Michelle travel to China to experience the shared values, customs, cuisine and family ties that bring them closer as a family.

The creative aspect of dance and the metaphor Rick uses to describe the structure of family is amplified through their journey as each experience brings them closer to their ties abroad.

In the end it becomes clear that their trip to China was more of a homecoming rather than just a visit to a foreign country.  Their experience was like a well rooted tree. Solid and strong. A foundation between two cultures like no other.

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ALASKA
KUACDT Fairbanks, AK 9/1/2020
9/2/2020
8:00 pm
2:00 am
MISSOURI
KCPTDT2 Kansas City, MO 9/27/2020 8:00 pm

 

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Description

One-Hour HD Documentary (2020)

A trip to China for a bi-cultural family living in San Carlos, California brings a new awareness and appreciation for their cross-cultural ties.

In 2001, Jane arrived in America from China to pursue her professional dance career with the Chinese Cultural Dance Company in San Francisco.  Soon after she met her husband Rick, a division manager with a Tree Company in San Jose. They and their 11 year old Chinese American daughter Michelle travel to China to experience the shared values, customs, cuisine and family ties that bring them closer as a family.

The creative aspect of dance and the metaphor Rick uses to describe the structure of family is amplified through their journey as each experience brings them closer to their ties abroad.

In the end it becomes clear that their trip to China was more of a homecoming rather than just a visit to a foreign country.  Their experience was like a well rooted tree. Solid and strong. A foundation between two cultures like no other.

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KUACDT Fairbanks, AK 9/1/2020
9/2/2020
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Huizhou 2018

Huizhou 2018

Huizhou 2018

Huizhou 2018

Two-Hour HD Documentary (2019)

Have you ever wondered how a film gets made? Or considered the creative process behind every aspect that goes into making a good documentary? 18 students from San Francisco State University’s renowned film school had the opportunity to dig down deep and produce documentaries during a life changing three-week journey to Huizhou, one of the most celebrated ancient towns in China.

For many, this was their first trip to a country where some misconceptions were quickly dismantled. From meeting local families to exploring art studios, opera houses and health centers and learning traditions like the art of tea drinking, the students were overwhelmed by their experience and the rich stories they witnessed.

With only three weeks to produce 4 short documentaries see what these next generation storytellers experienced in their journey. For many, it was not only the experience of crafting a well-told story; it was a game changer in comparing and contrasting American ideals with Chinese cultural traditions.

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8/5/2019
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Description

Two-Hour HD Documentary (2019)

Have you ever wondered how a film gets made? Or considered the creative process behind every aspect that goes into making a good documentary? 18 students from San Francisco State University’s renowned film school had the opportunity to dig down deep and produce documentaries during a life changing three-week journey to Huizhou, China.

For many, this was their first trip to a country where misconceptions were quickly dismantled. From meeting local families to exploring art studios, opera houses and health centers and learning traditions like the art of tea drinking, the students were overwhelmed by their experience and the rich stories they witnessed.

With only three weeks to produce 4 short documentaries see what these next generation storytellers experienced in their journey. For many, it was not only the experience of crafting a well-told story; it was a game changer in comparing and contrasting American ideals with Chinese cultural traditions.

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7/12/2019
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Riding Rails in China, Part 3

Riding Rails in China, Part 3

Riding Rails in China, Part 3

Riding Rails in China, Part 3

One-Hour HD Documentary (2018)

Travel the ancient Silk Road with Jamie an accountant and Gareth an architect both from San Francisco, California.   From Xian to Lanzhou to Jiuquan and the Gobi Desert the couple rides the rails in an adventure that takes them far from their creature comforts of life in the United States.

China’s high-speed rail takes them to destinations where they discover and learn about China’s history. A visit to Tang West Market Museum, where areas of the Silk Road are still preserved to this day gives the couple a perspective on how commodities were traded over 1,400 years ago.

Join Jamie and Gareth as they observe the fast pace of development in Lanzhou city and try their hands at making noodles under the guidance of a local noodle master.

Visits to ancient tombs, and caves, and a sheepskin raft ride down the Yellow River capped off by a camel ride in Mingsha Shan make for an exciting adventure that they could have never imagined.

 

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Paducah, KY
Madisonville, KY
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Bowling Green, KY
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NEW YORK
WCNYDT Syracuse, NY 9/20/2019
9/22/2019
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Oxford, OH 3/7/2019
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WLVTDT Allentown,PA 12/14/2018 4:00 PM

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Riding Rails in China, Part 3

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One-Hour HD Documentary (2018)

Travel the ancient Silk Road with Jamie an accountant and Gareth an architect both from San Francisco, California.   From Xian to Lanzhou to Jiuquan and the Gobi Desert the couple rides the rails in an adventure that takes them far from their creature comforts of life in the United States.

China’s high-speed rail takes them to destinations where they discover and learn about China’s history. A visit to Tang West Market Museum, where areas of the Silk Road are still preserved to this day gives the couple a perspective on how commodities were traded over 1,400 years ago.

Join Jamie and Gareth as they observe the fast pace of development in Lanzhou city and try their hands at making noodles under the guidance of a local noodle master.

Visits to ancient tombs, and caves, and a sheepskin raft ride down the Yellow River capped off by a camel ride in Mingsha Shan make for an exciting adventure that they could have never imagined.

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To request Riding Rails in China, part 3 contact the TV Programmer at your local PBS station.

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WNINDT Evansville, IN 10/30/2018 02:00 pm
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Madisonville, KY
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WLVTDT Allentown,PA 12/14/2018 4:00 PM
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Xiamen Through Mary’s Eyes

Xiamen Through Mary’s Eyes

Xiamen Through Mary’s Eyes

Xiamen Through Mary’s Eyes

One-Hour HD Documentary (2018)

Xiamen in China’s Fujian Province is one of the most popular tourist attractions the country has to offer. Located across the Taiwan Strait , Xiamen boasts a booming economy with modern high rises juxtaposed with ancient sites.

Mary Windishar, a former television producer who then became the host of “Inside China” for ten years, travels to Xiamen to visit sights where millions of tourists flock to every year.

From sacred places like the Nanputuo Temple, founded in the Tang Dynasty to Gulangyu Island a UNESCO World Heritage site, Mary offers her perspective on what it’s like as an American to venture into some of China’s most popular tourist attractions.

Join Mary as she indulges in the food of Xiamen, takes in the arts, and so much more.   You won’t want to miss her history lesson at Xiamen’s legendary Jimei School Village.

Join Mary on this journey as we explore “Xiamen Through Mary’s Eyes.”

 

Not all air dates and times are listed here.
Check your local listings for current schedules.

To request Xiamen Through Mary’s Eyes contact the TV Programmer at your local PBS station.

ALASKA
KUACDT Fairbanks, AK 8/6/2018
8/7/2018
10:00 pm
4:00 am
Colorado
KBDIDT2 Denver, CO 3/31/2019 12:00 PM
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Ashland, KY
Pikeville, KY
Murray, KY
Paducah, KY
Madisonville, KY
Owensboro, KY
Bowling Green, KY
7/27/2018 4:00 AM
4:00 AM
4:00 AM
4:00 AM
4:00 AM
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3:00 AM
Michigan
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Kalamazoo, MI
Allendale, MI
8/7/2018 11:00 pm
 Texas
 KLRUDT3 Austin, TX 5/11/2019
5/12/2019
10:01 PM
3:01 AM

DVDs are currently not available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Description

One-Hour HD Documentary (2018)

Xiamen in China’s Fujian Province is one of the most popular tourist attractions the country has to offer. Located across the Taiwan Strait , Xiamen boasts a booming economy with modern high rises juxtaposed with ancient sites.

Mary Windishar, a former television producer who then became the host of “Inside China” for ten years, travels to Xiamen to visit sights where millions of tourists flock to every year.

From sacred places like the Nanputuo Temple, founded in the Tang Dynasty to Gulangyu Island a UNESCO World Heritage site, Mary offers her perspective on what it’s like as an American to venture into some of China’s most popular tourist attractions.

Join Mary as she indulges in the food of Xiamen, takes in the arts, and so much more.   You won’t want to miss her history lesson at Xiamen’s legendary Jimei School Village.

Join Mary on this journey as we explore “Xiamen Through Mary’s Eyes.”

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TV Airing Schedule

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To request Xiamen Through Mary’s Eyes contact the TV Programmer at your local PBS station.

ALASKA
KUACDT Fairbanks, AK 8/6/2018
8/7/2018
10:00 pm
4:00 am
Colorado
KBDIDT2 Denver, CO 3/31/2019 12:00 PM
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