Posts Tagged ‘Nashville’

To Be Honest With Myself

Posted on: June 25th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television 1 Comment

A few kind words can go a long way. Take it from Hiromi. Growing up in Japan, praise for one’s accomplishments or individuality was not the cultural norm. Needless to say, the frequent complements of others felt a bit foreign when she came to the U.S. Sometimes, though, a fresh perspective is all we need to see ourselves and others in a new light.

 

Life in the United States

Posted on: June 25th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

The transition from Chihuahua, Mexico to Nashville, TN has been difficult for Norma Gutierrez and her family, but they are glad they made the move. In this video, Norma tells us about some of the difficulties she has had to face by moving to a different country and then tells us what she loves about her new life that has made the move worth while.

Young Park

Posted on: June 25th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

This story tells about life in America for a Korean woman and her family and the opportunities that Nashville has given them.

Kaori Takatsu

Posted on: June 25th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Kaori and her family have experienced life in Japan, Michigan, and now Nashville, TN. She hasn’t been in Nashville for long, but she seems to be enjoying her life here. Though her kids really miss the Michigan snow!

Solange Braids Hair

Posted on: June 25th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

It’s nice to have a gift, and it’s a beautiful thing when we use that gift to give back to others. For Solange, who comes to Nashville from Rwanda, braiding her friends’ hair is more about the relationships than the hours of concentration and effort. Her story is a tribute to the ethic and passion that so many immigrants and refugees bring to their work and communities here in Nashville.

Paragon Farm

Posted on: June 25th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

This video was produced by Alice. In addition to her work with Catholic Charities’ Refugee Youth Program, she is joining with her sister to start a community garden for immigrants and refugees right here in Nashville. Check out her story, and find out what makes this idea so fresh!

Eric’s Ongoing Journey

Posted on: June 25th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

For Eric, life in the U.S. holds a lot of promise. After spending years in a Ugandan refugee camp where school was difficult to reach and food was in short supply, his current circumstances feel pretty good. Today, Eric is not only making the adjustment to his new home in Nashville, he’s making plans for the journey ahead!

Guatemalan Food

Posted on: June 25th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

For Mayra, who just moved to Nashville from Guatemala, her mother’s food is a reminder of home. But it doesn’t taste the same here.

Prakash’s School

Posted on: June 24th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Storyteller Prakash shares a day in the life of Bhutanese students in Nashville. This student-produced video was created as part of the American Graduate project, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Urban Gardening in Nashville

Posted on: June 24th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

This video discusses the benefits of urban gardening and how easy it is to start your own garden. One particular community garden in Nashville is featured.

Mayra Yu – Solidarity between Mexico and Nashville

Posted on: June 24th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Mayra Yu shares a story of two events tied together across distance, from women in Mexico and Nashville, Tn fighting for their rights. This video is part of NPT’s Storyteller project, training local immigrants and refugees to tell their own stories.

Preparing Nepali Food in Nashville

Posted on: June 24th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

This video takes us through the process that Bhutanese-Nepali refugees have to go through in order to buy and prepare their cultural food–including numerous different stops at specialty markets in Nashville. Shared by Prakash Subedi as part of NPT’s Storytellers project.

The Process of Nepali Picking

Posted on: June 24th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Bhutanese storyteller Prakash Bhai brings us into his Nashville home as his mother makes homemade achar, pickled vegetables that are common in his culture’s cuisine.

Storytellers BootCamp: Behind the Scenes

Posted on: June 24th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Rwandan immigrant Alice Gatebuke was one of several members of the Nashville community to take part in an intensive three-day digital storytelling bootcamp at Nashville Public Television, from July 24-26, in which participants learned shooting and editing techniques. They developed their stories over the three days, sharing insight into Bhutanese refugee camps, conferences for immigrants in Mexico, Nepali food traditions, urban gardening and more. Gatebuke, who is a Storytellers veteran, decided to focus her story on the bootcamp itself. Enjoy! To learn more, visit http://wnpt.org/storytellers or http://wnpt.org/nextdoorneighbors.

Joel Sport Video

Posted on: June 24th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Joel is a Bhutanese refugee living in Nashville. America has provided him access to sports he never experienced in refugee camps back in Nepal.

Who We Are: Progreso Community Center

Posted on: June 24th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Here at Progreso Community Center we have four different program areas: Community Organizing, Community Education, Health and Culture. All our programs are built to empower and build the capacity of the Hispanic community and general community here in Nashville. Come be a part of the exciting work we are doing!

Celebrate Nashville: Let’s Dance

Posted on: June 24th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Here are two of our community members dancing a Colombia Dance at Celebrate Nashville!

The First Bhutanese Refugee in Nashville

Posted on: June 23rd, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Yam Kharel, the first Bhutanese refugee to resettle in Nashville, discusses how he came to the U.S and challenges he faced when he got here.

The Life Journey of Esaie, a Burundi Refugee

Posted on: June 23rd, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Esaie Ndemeye talks about his experiences growing up in a refugee camp in Tanzania (due to being displaced during the Rwandan/Burundi genocide) and eventually finding a home in Nashville.

Sawsan: An Egyptian in Nashville

Posted on: June 23rd, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Sawsan Habib, an Egyptian woman living in Nashville, Tennessee shares some of her memories since moving to the city.

My Name Means Sadness

Posted on: June 23rd, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Kasar Abdulla discusses her experiences during the war and genocide against the Kurdish people in Iraq. Part of Nashville Public Television’s Women, War, and Peace storyteller project.

Armando’s Interview

Posted on: June 23rd, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Handling racial profiling in the United States.

Bhutanese Cultural Presentation

Posted on: June 23rd, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

A cultural presentation adorned by Bhutanese Nepali cultural songs and dances organized by Bhutanese Community of Tennessee in order to replicate the Bhutanese cultural and social fabric to the local and international community. Bhutanese participants from about 30 states participated during the historic cultural program.

Journey to America

Posted on: June 23rd, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Learning how to adapt into an American culture.

NOOR International Market

Posted on: June 23rd, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Noor International Market Owned by Iraqi refugees, it is located in 540 Paragon Mills Rd, Nashville TN 37211.

Diana’s Story

Posted on: June 23rd, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Diana’s story is the untold story of many children whose lives were affected by the flood. This video is a tribute to the families and their children victims of the May 2010 flood in Nashville.

Mariano Enriquez

Posted on: June 13th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Mariano has spent three years in Nashville, TN and he loves it here. In the past he has switched from his native tongue to Spanish and he is now learning English to help him adjust to life in America. Watch this video to learn about Mariano’s life in Nashville!

It Takes Drive

Posted on: March 30th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Americans love their cars. And with good reason! In cities like Nashville, it’s difficult to get anywhere without driving. Having a license to drive is freedom. Unfortunately, for many immigrants who don’t speak English, that freedom is difficult to attain. How difficult? Key Do’s story might surprise you.

Bhutanese refugees compare life in Nepal & Nashville

Posted on: March 8th, 2014 by Nashville Public Television No Comments

Storytellers: Inside a Hindu Naming Ceremony in Nashville

Posted on: September 4th, 2012 by nptnextdoorneighbors No Comments

Many cultures and religious traditions have rituals around the birth of a child. For many families who have settled in a new land, preserving these rituals is of utmost importance, even if only in the privacy of their own home.

In this video, storytellers Kamal Bastola and Prakash Subedi give us an intimate look at a Bhutanese family conducting a naming ceremony for a recent newborn baby, a traditional ceremony in Hindu custom.