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From: janet aileen <>
Subject: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] PBS Documentary on 'Immigrant Voices AmericanStories'
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2006 20:50:30 -0800 (PST)

The following came from a dear friend of mine, here in SF...She is a first generation Irish-American( Cork), and her husband was born and bred in County Galway. Her son and mine have been friends since they were tots! I am one of her left-footed dance pupils trying to learn how to dance, Irish style.......a work in progress.

She and her husband are featured in this documentary.......maybe just their dancing feet....

But, so much more to be learned from the series.....hope all that can get it, enjoy it ! I am hoping it is available on other PBS channels throughout the US, Click on the link and maybe you will find it.


Subject: Be sure to watch "Immigrant Voices American Stories"
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2006 16:58:15 -0800
From: "Sheraz Sadiq" <>
To: "Sheraz Sadiq" <>

Dear Friends,

Please be sure to watch “Immigrant Voices American Stories” on KQED, Channel 9, at 7:30pm this Friday, 11/24.

If you are going to be out of town or miss the documentary’s premiere, you can simply go to the “Immigration in Focus” web site, , where you can see the program being streamed online (once it premieres) and also access the other immigration-themed content KQED has produced thus far as part of its “Immigration in Focus” initiative, a collection of original content by KQED TV, Radio, Web and Educational Outreach on the subject of immigration. The initiative – which launched in May and will run until December 2007 - is an exciting, unprecedented opportunity for KQED to examine immigration with the in-depth analysis and concerted attention the topic deserves.

“Immigrant Voices American Stories” was an amazingly gratifying project on which to work, in part because of my own background as an immigrant. It is the culmination of many months of work, dedication and most importantly, the cooperation and support of the eight courageous, civically minded individuals profiled in “Immigrant Voices American Stories”.

On behalf of myself and Co-Producer Jon Fromer, we’d like to acknowledge Baltazar Barron, Marianna Corvan, Enma Delgado, Manuel Espinosa, Vince Gutierrez, Talat Hasan, Mary Hayashi and Jade Wu for sharing their insight and personal experiences as immigrants in a political and cultural landscape that has become reactionary if not out right suspicious and hostile to immigrants recently.

We would be remiss if we didn’t also thank the myriad organizations and individuals whose assistance proved so invaluable in helping to identify such compelling personal stories and contributing to the heart, soul, cultural wamth and intelligence of the documentary - Hector Dio Mendoza and Anjee Helstrup-Alvarez at Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana; Professors Irene Bloemraad at UC Berkeley; Professors Kevin Chun and Lois Lorentzen at University of San Francisco; Patty Diaz at SIREN; Larissa Casillas, formerly of SIREN and now at Bay Area Immigrant Rights Coalition; Tan Chow at Chinatown Community Development Center; Rev. Mauricio Chacon at Mission Presbyterian Church; Celine Kennelly, Father Brendan McBride and Linda Nolan at the Irish Immigration Pastoral Center; John Ring at the United Irish Cultural Center; Andrea Lee and Andrea Cristina Mercado at Mujeres Unidas y Activas; Sunita Sohrabji at the India Community Center; Josephine Brogan and the wonderful
dancers of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann; Vincey Keehan and his talented group of musicians; Ajit Natarajan at Unite; Rocky Rushing at the office of Assemblywoman Cindy Montanez; Attorneys Indu Liladhar-Hathi and Susanna I. Bogue.

There are quite possibly others to thank so forgive me for any oversight if I failed to mention them herein.

Please note that I won’t have DVD dubs of “Immigrant Voices American Stories” to send out until 2 to 3 weeks after the documentary’s premiere on Friday. Also, our budgetary resources allow us to make only one DVD copy per person and organization which helped in the documentary’s production. In other words, each of our eight profiles will get a DVD copy of the program but I’m afraid I can’t supply each of you with multiple copies. I can also look into the possibility of making a VHS dub for those who wish to have more than one copy of the program but please note that I have commenced work on a new science series at KQED which, given its intense weekly production cycle, limits the amount of time I can devote to this task.

Best Regards,
-Sheraz Sadiq, Co-Producer, “Immigrant Voices American Stories”

Sheraz Sadiq, Associate Producer,
KQED-TV Channel 9, PBS San Francisco
2601 Mariposa St., San Francisco, CA 94110
ph: 415-553-2856
fax: 415-553-2456

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