纪录片的开端是顾方蓁女士的儿子顾龙叙述母亲的日常生活,旁白中显示的画面是他母亲在靶场的镜头。顾龙形容自己的母亲不像一般母亲,在晚饭后看电视,母亲是去清理枪械和装卸弹药。 接著镜头转到顾方蓁。她详细说明她射击职涯中各种类型比赛、从事过哪些训练。我们跟著方蓁一同穿越空间,聆听她如何带著许多枪械经过机场,是如何把自己比赛的照片放在行李里,好在通关时向安全当局说明。方蓁在靶场上的时光;镜头包括她练习、男性射击高手在采访中对方蓁发出赞叹。

本视频开端为与顾方蓁有关的新闻报导:这位退休的手枪射击冠军射手,是如何踏上射击之路。镜头包括她在靶场上的动作、坐在家中客厅口述她的射击人生经历。访问所涉范围海阔天空,从她的传统中国教养出发。

“From what I can remember, my mom raised me to be a good wife. A good wife, a good mother, very good daughter-in-law, a very good person. A good housewife, maybe a good cook… In any case, I was raised to be a subservient, very good, Chinese woman.” – Vera Koo

But that is not the path that Koo followed. In interview form, she explains her college education, which was not anticipated by her traditional family. She talks about the education that she also received from the shooting sport. As a competitor, you have to rely on yourself, and can never be scared. Read more about Vera’s experience and accomplishments, (原文出处为线上读书俱乐部 .

Vera Koo: Champion Shooter

“Vera Koo’s belief that the United State of America is a place where opportunities can flourish, for any woman with focus, determination and discipline can succeed beyond anyone’s expectations, at any age.” – narrator

This video continues with further interviews with Vera Koo, where she details the various types of shooting competitions that she has trained for and competed in. She attributes her mental toughness to being able to perservere in the world of professional shooting.

Interview with Jim O’Young

Jim O’Young, famous steel target shooter, met Koo early on in her professional shooting career, and became her mentor. In Vera’s words, from a blog she penned for Women’s Outdoor News:

Jim O’Young became my first mentor, and he remains a good friend and teacher to this day. It was like fate brought us together…

一九九一年我遇见 Jim 时,已经完成若干枪械训练课程,但在射击运动圈子裡还 是无名小卒。我刚刚决定要参加射击运动比赛,但是我需要方向;我买了一管比 赛用枪,但是对自己使用这把枪的成绩表现不满意。..

I told Jim about the issues I was having with my gun. Jim is a frank man. After hearing my story, he leveled with me and asked, “Is it the shooter or the gun?”

This video contains a sit-down interview with Jim, as he describes working with Vera over the span of many years.

Vera Koo: Bianchi Cup

Another highlight of this video is the explanation of Vera’s association with the

in Columbia, Missouri. Included in this detail is an interview from

(nee Goloski), who was her teammate at the World Action Pistol Championship in New Zealand. They have also competed at the Bianchi Cup.

Vera Koo: Balance

The video comes to a close with an interview from Vera, where she talks about striking the balance between being a traditional and more independent Chinese American woman. She also speaks enthusiastically about her continued passions and goals, and skills she plans to learn in the future. She is at the point in her career where she wants to give back to others. She is a woman who does not quit!

Continue watching Vera’s videos on her YouTube channel.

虽然顾方蓁的

Read more about Vera Koo’s life and rise through the world of professional shooting, in her memoir, 虽然顾方蓁的, sold (原文出处为线上读书俱乐部 .

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