Here are a variety of videos and stories that may help inspire you with some Video ideas:

A ‘Lost’ Daughter Speaks, and All of China Listens
I went to China to find the birth mother who left me on a street corner. Instead, I became the focus of a nation’s buried pain.

Here’s a movie trailer based on the story:

Where is Asia America?

  • This is a short film from the Historic Arkansas Museum,  produced by Little Rock Central High Memory Project students,  which explores the complexity of what being Asian American in Arkansas means to them, their families and others in the community.
  • The Memory Project is a program that involves student participation in gathering oral histories on civil rights.  This film series is part of a project – Young Historians, Living Histories – created and funded by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
  • Features Joseph Hwang – writer, performer; Evan Yi  – writer, performer; Alex Zhang – writer, performer

18 Mighty Mountain Warriors Present “Whatever!”

    • One of our favorite earlier promo videos from the sketch comedy group,  18 Mighty Mountain Warriors
    • Check the version 2 of this video, expressly for young kids!

Coca-Cola – It’s Beautiful in Mandarin

  • Meet Ming-An Fasquelle, one of our Youth Voices family judges with her mom, Nicole Chang-Fasquelle.
  • Hear her sing “America the Beautiful” in Mandarin, one of the many languages in Coca-Cola’s 2014 Big Game SuperBowl ad campaign
  • Ming-An is an 11-year-old singer, actress and dancer who grew up in Beijing and moved to Los Angeles a year ago.
  • A star in China, she’s now working on her U.S. career.

The First Lady on the Importance of Studying Abroad


  • The First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to American and Chinese students at the Stanford Center at Peking University on the importance of studying abroad.

Why did an American stand-up comedian/ scholar want to study humor in China?

  • Youth Voices judge and Fulbright scholar Jesse Appell discusses why comedy can help engage Americans and Chinese.
  • Through his study of traditional Chinese standup comedy, Jesse hopes to bring better understanding between the East and the West.
  • Check out this blockbuster video, “Laowai Style,” on YouKu (the YouTube of China) with over 290,000 views!