Paula Williams Madison hosted industry friends at screening of her autobiographical documentary, "Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China," which traces her family's roots from Jamaica to China, on Feb. 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Arnold Turner/Invision for Panther PR/AP Images)
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - With a documentary and a book about her cross-cultural roots about to be released, Los Angeles Police Commission Vice President Paula Madison today introduced several members of the Chinese side of her family - who are visiting from Hong Kong and England - to her fellow board members.
Madison, who is black and Chinese descent, embarked on a quest two years ago to find other descendants of her Chinese grandfather Samuel Lowe, a shopkeeper in Jamaica.
That search and subsequent reunion with her long-lost relatives in China is the subject of the documentary, "Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China," which is being shown at film festivals. The family's saga will be contained in a book due out in February.