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"MAI'S AMERICA" ON PBS SERIES P.O.V.

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From: BJ Berquist (berquist_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Jul 31 2002 - 17:53:50 PDT


WMM ANNOUNCES TV BROADCAST OF "MAI'S AMERICA" ON THE ACCLAIMED PBS
SERIES P.O.V.

"The extraordinarily insightful and tender MAI'S AMERICA...is a charming
and eye-opening film that
could be one of the year's best documentaries."
-Steven Rosen, The Denver Post

Women Make Movies is proud to announce the upcoming P.O.V broadcast of
MAI'S AMERICA by Marlo Poras
(Tues, August 6th). MAI'S AMERICA is a story about a spunky,
mini-skirted daughter of Ho Chi Minh's
revolution who leaves cosmopolitan Hanoi on a high school exchange
program and crash lands in rural
Mississippi. Mai's relationships with white Pentecostal and black
Baptist host families,
self-proclaimed rednecks, transvestites, and South Vietnamese immigrants
challenge her long-held
ideas about herself, about freedom, about America, and even about
Vietnam.

For a schedule of P.O.V. programs on your local PBS station, visit
www.pbs.org/pov. For sales and
rental information on MAI'S AMERICA please visit the Women Make Movies
on-line catalogue and website at www.wmm.com.

MAI'S AMERICA is part of The Girls' Project, a collection of films and
videos centered on girls'
lives around the world which WMM will be releasing this fall. The films
and videos in the Girls
Project underline the true diversity of girls' lives around the world
while highlighting how similar the issues are that affect young women
today.

Women Make Movies is a national non-profit media arts organization
dedicated to the production,
promotion, distribution and exhibition of films and videos made by and
about women. Established in
1972 to address the under-representation and misrepresentation of women
in the media, Women Make
Movies is the largest distributor of women's films and videos in the
world. Women Make Movies
launched its 30th Anniversary at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this
year. For further
information on WMM's 30th Anniversary events, visit
http://www.wmm.com/news/anniversary.htm

Forwarded by:
BJ Berquist
Associate Educator, TAPPED IN
mailto:bjb@tappedin.org
http://www.tappedin.org/info/members/bj.html

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