Tyler Thompson attends the Oakland School for the Arts. He's been learning Chinese since he was young and now can sing complex roles and often is invited to perform for Chinese officials. See Tyler sing Chinese Opera.
Young-gum Kim fled her native North Korea for China, hoping for a better, safer life. But she was sold to human traffickers and forced to work the fields for 10 years before she found a way out. Also: filmmaker Ann Shin, who followed several North Korean women sold to Chinese men by human traffickers.
Ryo Souma is an art teacher in Japan. His school is about 35 miles from the damaged nuclear reactor, so he and his students wear face masks to guard against radioactive particles. They wear the masks to school, and during lessons. He says that the stories of those who lost lives and loved ones in the tsunami are being told … but his story, the story of the impact of radiation, is not.
Colonel Jack Tueller began playing the trumpet as a young boy. The instrument helped him through a rough childhood, was the reason he met his wife, served as a constant companion when Jack was a bomber pilot during World War II and even helped save his life.