Segments in this Video

Introduction: When He or She don't Speak the Same Language (02:17)


Kitty Oliver orients the audience to the topic of immigration in South Florida and the consequential clashing of languages and cultures.

Learning to Survive (02:20)

Angela Rome emigrated from Jamaica to the U.S. as an adult to continue her education. Myriam Goldman, a former psychologist from Columbia, is concerned with the translation of her experience.

Cultural Differences (03:12)

Rome discusses the complexity of understanding culture. Miriam and Chuck Goldman describe their experience as a multicultural couple.

Race and Prejudice (04:04)

Rome explains how darker skinned blacks in any country that had colonialism and slavery have always suffered. Race is linked to poverty, and in Columbia education is reserved for the elite.

Hate is a Learned Behavior (04:05)

Oliver Black uses theater to address issues of race in a non-threatening way. Scott Sherven describes Black's theatrical pedagogy as encouraging and energetic. Black's mission is to reach as many people as possible through the arts.

Memories and Culture (05:19)

Oliver and Kee Eng engage in a conversation about exploring another's culture. Eng reflects on a time when his Chinese father denied service to an African America customer.

Misconceptions and Model Citizens (04:50)

Eng felt prosecuted in Jacksonville for looking Japanese in a post-Pearl Harbor society. He discusses parallels of the Asian community to the Cuban community.

Closing Statement: Kitty Oliver (00:40)

Oliver discusses the importance of where we come from and how far we have come. She describes the topic for the next segment in the series.

Credits: When He or She don't Speak the Same Language: Crossing Cultures Changing Lives (01:07)

Credits: When He or She don't Speak the Same Language: Crossing Cultures Changing Lives

For additional digital leasing and purchase options contact a media consultant at 800-257-5126 (press option 3) or

When He or She don't Speak the Same Language: Crossing Cultures Changing Lives



Crossing Cultures/Changing Lives is a 10-part series that takes an entertaining look at race relations through enlightening conversations with everyday people who are living, working, and loving across racial and ethnic lines. This series takes the discussion of race into new directions by including Black, Caucasian, Caribbean, Latino, Asian, and Native American perspectives. Viewers will take a journey into the homes and lives of people who talk candidly about the challenges and the rewards they encounter. The shows also explore the nature of prejudice and negative attitudes towards differences which continue to be a troubling part of our global human story. A couple talks frankly about life behind closed doors as they struggle to deal with language, ethnicity, and racial issues; working with children; and the Asian-Black perspectives on racial history.

Length: 29 minutes

Item#: This title is currently not available.

Copyright date: ©2008

Closed Captioned

Performance Rights

Prices include public performance rights.

Not available to Home Video, Dealer and Publisher customers.

Only available in USA and Canada.