Thursday, May 16, 2013
Mama Asia is a journey from the skies above Afghanistan to the back alleys of India, the landmine fields of Cambodia, the mountains of Hong Kong, the path of the People Power revolution in the Philippines and the remote plains of Mongolia. ABC journalist Sally Sara has conducted interviews with 12 inspirational Asian women over the past five years. The women include an Afghan helicopter pilot, a pioneering Thai Buddhist monk, a gutsy sheep shearer from beyond the Gobi Desert, a matriarch from the slums of Mumbai and a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bomb. They tell their life stories of courage, resilience, hardship and humour. The women's stories will be published one a month from February 2013 to December 2013.