FINDING SAMUEL LOWE: FROM HARLEM TO CHINA

CCTV, China News - June 18, 2015 >> Watch the video

CCTV, China News - June 18, 2015
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CTV Toronto: ReelWorld film festival wraps up - March 9, 2015 A documentary that tells the story of a family's quest to discover their roots was honoured at the ReelWorld festival. Andria Case reports. >> Watch the video

CTV Toronto: ReelWorld film festival wraps up - March 9, 2015
A documentary that tells the story of a family's quest to discover their roots was honoured at the ReelWorld festival. Andria Case reports.
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56.com - December 1, 2014 >> Watch the video

56.com - December 1, 2014
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OMNI TV, Mandarin News - August 8, 2014 >> Watch the video

OMNI TV, Mandarin News - August 8, 2014
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Share Newspaper - July 6, 2016
Former NBC executive seeks to unite Black, Chinese communities by Ron Fanfair
"Nobody laughed when Paula Williams Madison stood up as a Black person in front of a roomful of people and announced she was Chinese."
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Share Newspaper - July 16, 2015
New book details search for Jamaican-Chinese grandfather by Ron Fanfair
"The quest for answers about her family’s roots, and more particularly her grandfather who never returned to Jamaica after leaving for China in 1933,  brought Paula Williams Madison and her older brothers Elrick and Howard Williams to Toronto three years ago. "
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The Origami - March 6, 2015
"The Origami’s MEI LING CHENspoke with Jeanette Kong, of Ms. Chin Productions, about her latest directorial effort, Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China, which was chosen to screen at the festival’s opening gala and will be showing again this Sunday."
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Share Newspaper - February 18, 2015
Documentary chronicles search for grandfather’s descendants by Ron Fanfair
"In October 2011 at age 58 and on top of her game, Paula Madison quit her high-profile job as an NBC executive vice-president to research her family’s roots."
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Toronto Star - August 8, 2014
Doc examines winding road of powerful African-American woman to her roots in China
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Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China, directed by Jeanette Kong, debuts in Toronto at a screening at the Chinese-Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto on Saturday. It’s a fascinating look at identity and the quest for belonging in a world where the boundaries between culture and race are shrinking."
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HALF: THE STORY OF A CHINESE-JAMAICAN SON

Metro News - February 3, 2015
Documentary traces troubled path of Chinese-Jamaicans by Gilbert Ngabo
"A documentary is shedding light on the complexities of growing up torn between two cultures and identities.  Set to screen in Toronto as part of Black History Month, Half: The Story of a Chinese-Jamaican Son recounts the trajectory of Vincent Lee, one of many Chinese-Jamaicans who struggled to establish a sense of identity and belonging."
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THE CHINEY SHOP

Anancy Magazine - March 26, 2014
An Interview with Jamaican-Canadian Filmmaker Jeanette Kong by Jacqueline L. Scott
The Chiney Shop. I made the film to capture the lives of my parents. Until about the 1970s everyone in the Caribbean knew about the Chinese-owned grocery stores. These were often the heart of smaller communities. These days, that knowledge is fading. The retail business in the Caribbean is different now. My film tried to show the old ways.
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Reel Sisters - October 17, 2012
Film Festival Coordinator Pittershawn Palmer interviews Jeanette Kong, director of "The Chiney Shop" on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at the 15th Anniversary Reel Sisters of the DIaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series. The festival is held at the Kumble Theater for the Perfoming Arts.
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TVO: The Inside Agenda Blog - Friday August 24, 2012
Jeanette Kong: In Detail by Mary Taws
One of Jeanette Kong’s most vivid childhood memories is of her father’s balance book. He was a Chinese shop owner in a village near Kingston, Jamaica, and had a book to mark down what his customers owed.
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>> Watch The Agenda’s interview with Jeanette Kong: Chiney Shops

CBC: Metro Morning - Thursday May 3, 2012
Matt Galloway spoke about a short film by Jeanette Kong called "The Chiney Shop", with Garvia Bailey. She is the host of "Big City, Small World". 
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ADDITIONAL INTERVIEWS

>> She’s Sharing Her Chinese-Jamaican Heritage Through Film - An Interview With Filmmaker, Jeanette Kong by Brittany Murphy, July 2016