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High School | Cultural Exchange Proposal

Today’s Tomorrow: The U.S.-China Alliance

VivianPang_Cr_IMG_4218By Vivian Pang
The College Preparatory School
Oakland, CA




Artist’s Statement:
This video combines animation with live video footage to bring awareness to the role China plays in our lives and future. Featuring interviews from a Chinese teacher and student the president of a Chinese adoption organization and an American who has lived in China this video incorporates multiple perspectives regarding U.S.-China relations and how we can strengthen them. Both enjoyable and educational, this video is great for all ages.

High School | Cultural Exchange Proposal

A New Era of Medicine

hannah Chen_CR 2016mainBy Hannah Chen
Henry J. Kaiser High School
Honolulu, HI

Sponsoring Teacher:  Yi Lee


Artist’s Statement:
Medicine affects tomorrow’s generation in every region around the world and this was definitely a topic I wanted to address. Traditional Chinese medicine has always been underestimated and misinterpreted in the West but combining modern medicine with traditional Chinese medicine has the potential to enhance healthcare in America and China. My family experienced the benefits of these treatments when my mother almost died from a fatal illness; luckily she is fully healed now. I believe it is important to convey this message and combine forces with China to ultimately create a revolutionary medical system saving hundreds of lives in both countries like it did with my mom. This is a serious topic affecting each and every one of us so I made an effort to reflect this in the video through its filming and editing techniques. Each scene coincides with the narration; the ultimate goal was conveying a clear direct message to the President about an ongoing issue and a potential solution.