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Season 2, Episode 10 A Wok in Progress

First Aired: December 4, 2000

“A Wok in Progress,” a video journal by gastronome Paul Kwan about his recovery from a 1995 stroke, his dreams following the stroke and the role food played in both. Kwan's sister, a recent immigrant from Hong Kong, is also featured in the film, and the meals they share bring back memories of his childhood. “A Wok in Progress” is the third film in a trilogy that also includes “Anatomy of a Springroll” and “Pins and Noodles.” All three were made with Arnold Iger.

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  • Premiered: August 9, 1999
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films. (more)

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