Mei Mei, A Daughter’s Song
As a special program for Asian Pacific American Heritage month,Â Dmae Roberts presents her 1990 Peabody award-winning personal documentary“Mei Mei, A Daughter’s Song“ This memoir docu-theatre piece is the personal story of cross-cultural and cross-generational conflict produced by Dmae Roberts.
“Mei Mei”chronicles Dmae and her mother, Chu-Yin, as they travel to Taiwan together.
Interviews and dramatizations weave in and out to tell the story of a conflicted daughter and a mother who suffered abuse, starvation and the horrors of World War Two. “Mei Mei has been broadcast on NPR, the BBC, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
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In 1991, Dmae adapted the radio piece intoÂ a stage play at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center theatre in Portland.
I cried. I also shared on facebook, I hope everyone hears this.
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