My Journey Home*

What is home? See the winners of UNC-TV and Carolina Central Community College's video essay contest and what "home" means to them.

ParkerMaureen Parker
My Journey Home-British Immigrant
Produced by Christine Parker

This is the story of Maureen Parker.  She immigrated to America with her husband Joe some 40 years ago.  This story is about her journey from England to the mountains of North Carolina.  The feature explores the challenges this military wife faced adjusting to a new life in America, often without her husband, who got orders to fight in Vietnam.  Christine Parker brings us this journey home.

ArevaloThe Journey of Doug Arevalo
Produced by Alan Roberts

This is the journey of Doug Arevalo. From a young boy in El Salvador to the distinction of being the first college graduate in his family and one of the first Hispanic graduates of Information Technology at Central Carolina Community College.  Alan Roberts has this young man’s tale of achieving the American dream.

Snipes102-year-old Emma Snipes
Produced by Kai Smith

Many people don’t get the opportunity to sit down and hear their great, great, great grandmother, but one student did. He brings us his granny’s journey from a small child in the cotton fields to becoming a woman respected for her wisdom and faith.  Kai Smith brings us this truly American portrait.

OrelanoSantos Orelano
America, My Home/From El Salvador to America
Produced by Kristin White

It’s hard for most people to move from state to state let alone from country to country.  Kristin White shows us one man’s journey from El Salvador to becoming a citizen of the United States.

ChavasMarciano "Rocky" Chavas
Rocky’s Fight for Freedom
>Produced by Wade Headen

This is one man’s story of life, love and the pursuit of religious freedom. 
Wade Headen brings us this feature of how a Pilipino immigrant followed his heart to America and found freedom and a new home.

HuntDenise Hunt & Eddie Matthews
The Native American Experience
>Produced by Damion Lee

What does it mean to be an American?  For Native Americans the answers are sometimes hard to define.  Damion Lee explores the Native American experience from the view points of two tribal elders.

Matthews