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 Radio Curious 
 
 Weekly Program
 Felicia Lowe & Barry Vogel, Esq.
 Radio Curious - Barry Vogel  
 For non-profit use only.
 Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives (by-nc-nd) 
Radio Curious visits with Felicia Lowe the producer of “Chinese Couplets” a documentary about Lowe's quest to learn about her ancestral history by tracing her mother's immigration to the United States from rural China.
 
Barry Vogel, Attorney and Counselor, is the Host and Producer of Radio Curious. Christina Aanestad is the Assistant Producer.
Secrecy of and revelation about the trip to America to secure a new life during the Chinese Exclusion era is the topic of this edition of Radio Curious. 
 
Our guest is Felicia Lowe, whose film “Chinese Couplets” tells her mother’s story.  Felicia Lowe was met with refusals and silence when as a child she asked her mother about her childhood. This shroud of silence was lifted when Felicia Lowe’s daughter found an old family photograph taken in China and asked her grandmother to tell the story related to the photograph. 
 
The film “Chinese Couplets” shows and tells the story of a childhood in rural China, the new identity to secure passage to America, the fear of deportation if the truth were known, and a prosperous and successful life of an immigrant Chinese woman in Oakland, California.   The film “Chinese Couplets” will be shown at the Mendocino Film Festival on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 10 am in the Village of Mendocino, California.
 
When Felicia Lowe and I visited by phone from her home in San Francisco, California, May 17, 2015, I asked her to tell us about her mother.
 
The book Felicia Lowe recommends is “The Blues Eye,” by Toni Morrison.

Felicia Lowe's website is: http://www.lowedownproductions.com/chinese-couplets/

Radio Curious is a half-hour, weekly, long-form interview program, now in it's 25th year. We interview people on a curiously wide variety of topics about life and ideas. Our website is www.radiocurious.org. If your station airs Radio Curious please let us know curious@radiocurious.org, we will add you to our list of syndicate stations. We also welcome questions, feedback and program ideas. Radio Curious 280 N. Oak St. Ukiah, Ca 95482. (707) 462-6541.

 Chinese Immigration:  The Veil of Secrecy and Silence Download Program Podcast
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00:29:00 English 2015-06-26
 Ukiah, California
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