This week on Full Frame: Visionaries

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Featured Video Play Icon American actress and activist Susan Sarandon talks about her distinguished career and her volunteer work in Nepal.

What makes a visionary? For some, it’s the passion for innovation. For others, it’s seeing opportunities to make a difference where the rest of us may have already given up.
This week on Full Frame, conversations with visionaries who are using their global fame to make an impact.

Tune into Full Frame on CCTV America at 7:00 pm ET on May 21, 2016. Or watch the live stream of the program at www.cctvamericalive.com.

Susan Sarandon: Activism and acting

Susan Sarandon

American actress and activist Susan Sarandon talks about her distinguished career and her volunteer work in Nepal.

Susan Sarandon is an Academy award-winning actress who has stared in films like Dead Man Walking, Thelma & Louise, The Client, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

In addition to her work in front of and behind the camera, Sarandon is also an activist and humanitarian. She dedicates her time and resources to advocate for social and political justice. She’s an outspoken voice on issues such as capital punishment, world hunger, HIV and AIDS awareness, and LGBTQ rights. She’s served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and Goodwill Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

She recently shifted her focus to helping those affected by the devastating 2015 earthquake in Nepal. More than 9,000 people died. Those who survived are still struggling. Sarandon saw that first hand when she volunteered in Nepal with Live to Love International. Now she hopes to encourage tourists, from across the world, to visit the beautiful nation.

Susan Sarandon joins Mike Walter in our New York studio to talk about her illustrious career and her recent work in Nepal.

Susan Sarandon: Activism and acting

Susan Sarandon: Activism and acting

Accomplished American actress Susan Sarandon talks about her distinguished career and her philanthropy work in Nepal.


Live to Love International: Helping the Himalayas

Susan Sarandon and Carrie Lee

American actress Susan Sarandon and Live to Love International President Carrie Lee discuss the group’s progress in earthquake stricken Nepal.

American actress Susan Sarandon is also a Messenger of Light Ambassador for the non-profit humanitarian group, Live to Love International. The organization serves the people and region of the Himalayas. After the 2015 earthquakes that hit Nepal, Sarandon worked with the group to provide relief aid to isolated regions in the country.

Live to Love International’s President Carrie Lee, joins Mike Walter and Susan Sarandon in our New York studio to discuss the group’s progress in Nepal in the past year.

Live to Love International: Helping the Himalayas

Live to Love International: Helping the Himalayas

Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon joins Live to Love International President Carrie Lee to discuss the group's progress in earthquake stricken Nepal.

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Yue-Sai Kan: Chinese visionary

Yue-Sai Kan

Chinese-American Yue-Sai Kan talks about her remarkable cross-cultural life.

The American magazine People calls her “the most famous woman in China” while Time magazine proclaimed her “the Queen of the Middle Kingdom.”

Chinese-American Yue-Sai Kan is an award-winning television host and producer, fashion icon, best-selling author, humanitarian, and successful entrepreneur. She’s been a figure in both Chinese and American media for decades. She produced and hosted the Chinese series One World, making her the first American to host a TV show in China. That made her a household name in the country. Always a visionary, she later launched her own cosmetics brand, the first foreign-owned cosmetics company in China. It soon became the leading cosmetics company in the country.

In 2001, UNICEF named her its first and only Chinese-American “Say Yes” Ambassador for Children. She’s also dedicated to several Chinese non-profit organizations, which are committed to the betterment and advancement of women and children. And, she’s launched her own initiative to build schools, libraries and award scholarships to outstanding underprivileged students.

Yue-Sai Kan joins Mike Walter in our New York studio to share more about her remarkable cross-cultural life.

Yue-Sai Kan: Chinese visionary

Yue-Sai Kan: Chinese visionary

Chinese-American Yue-Sai Kan is an award-winning television host and producer, cosmetics entrepreneur and humanitarian. She talks about her remarkable cross-cultural life.


Edward Fella: Graphic design visionary

Edward Fella

Retired graphic designer Edward Fella continues to influence the art world.

Known to be a visionary and break every rule of typography and design, Edward Fella is an exceptional graphic designer, artist and educator. His work, including the creation of two typefaces; “OutWest” and “Fella”, has had a huge influence on contemporary typography. Both typefaces, as well as Fella’s artwork, could be described as “original”, “idiosyncratic” and “authentic”.

During his commercial art days, Fella rarely used a computer, instead, preferring handmade compositions. While many other designers followed what’s known as the “Swiss Style” of graphic design, developed in the 1950’s which emphasizes cleanliness and readability, Fella changed the world of typography by being eccentric and quirky. Now retired, he still influences the art world and encourages artists to keep their work authentic despite what others are doing.

Edward Fella: Graphic design visionary

Edward Fella: Graphic design visionary

Graphic designer, artist and eductor, Edward Fella, talks about influencing the art world in this week's Close Up.

Tune into Full Frame on CCTV America at 7:00 pm ET on May 21, 2016. Or watch the live stream of the program at www.cctvamericalive.com.