Asian Pacific Film Screening Held This Weekend

Posted: July 18, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Office of Diversity Programs and Services, in conjunction with Asian Pacific American (APA) Film, is sponsoring the film screening and discussion, “One Country, Two Worlds: Asian American Families Today,” tomorrow from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema.

Short films will be shown that portray the unique issues that many Asian American families face today, including the challenge of bridging language, generational, cultural, and even racial gaps between parents and their young and adult children. The films to be shown are A Great Deal, in which a young woman, alone in her apartment, caters to her turtle and fields calls from her demanding mother (18 minutes); Beancake, where a Japanese boy and his mother encounter his first day of school (12 minutes); Driving Lessons, in which a girl’s relationship with her father and mother evolves (24 minutes); and Kenji’s Faith, about a four-year-old boy who is afraid to cross the sidewalk and go into the street (13 minutes).

Following the screening, a discussion will be held featuring panelists Hoa Burke, Multicultural Panel of the Center for Promoting Family Learning and Involvement, Fairfax County Public Schools; Gail Allison., middle school program specialist, College Partnership Program; and various leaders in the fields of education, film, and family services.

For more information, contact Jamshid Mousavinezhad, Education and Outreach Director, APA Film, at jamshid@apafilm.org or (202) 271-8402, or Diversity Programs and Services at (703) 993-2700.

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