Celebrate Mother’s Day the #MyAPALife way with these CAAM documentaries, now on PBS and World Channel. Share your reactions using #MyAPALife and tag @PBS and @CAAM!
Finding Samuel Lowe
Paula Madison knew her mother was half Chinese, half Jamaican. Growing up in Harlem, she wondered about her Chinese grandfather, Samuel Lowe. When did he immigrate to the islands? Where did he go when he left? In “Finding Samuel Lowe,” Madison embarks on a trip of a lifetime, tracing her grandfather back to his ancestral village – and finds she has a whole new family to embrace.Catch it on World Channel’s Doc World series this Sunday! (Check local listings here).
Giap’s Last Day at the Ironing Board Factory
Watch the encore broadcast of Giap’s Last Day at the Ironing Board Factory. In 1975, Giap, a pregnant Vietnamese refugee, escapes Saigon in a boat and within weeks is working on an assembly line in Indiana. Decades later, her aspiring filmmaker son documents her final day of work at America’s last ironing board factory. Now streaming on PBS.org and on the PBS app.