Update: We heard from organizers that over 200 people had the chance to watch our film, The Invisible Red Thread over the course of the Labour Day weekend. A huge thank you to the Chinese Heritage Camp in Colorado!
From August 29 – September 1, 2014 the Chinese heritage Camp in Fraser, Colorado will screen the Invisible Red Thread at the Snow Mountain Ranch.
About 200 families with children from China attend the Chinese branch of Colorado’s Heritage Camp each year, at the Snow Mountain Ranch in the mountains of Colorado. While the kids take part in a variety of cultural activities like cooking, martial arts, dance classes, and other more common outdoor camp activities like zip lining or white water rafting, parents can attend workshops or play around-the-clock mahjong.
We spoke with the camp’s cultural events and activity organizer, Moiya Smith, about the upcoming screening. She said it’s the weekend’s most anticipated event. “A couple of years ago, we showed our first film and it was so popular that now we are constantly on the look out for films that can help our parents, and that they can share with their kids and discuss.”
The film will show twice, after which there will be a facilitated round table discussion and attendees will also be encouraged to talk amongst themselves afterwards.
Smith says they thought The Invisible Red Thread was a good choice because Shumin and Vivian raise questions that many of their attendees have already asked their parents, or will probably be curious about in the future. “As our kids are getting older, we’re really looking at how they will fit here & how they will fit there [in China]… as Chinese kids in a primarily white society or, at least a mainly white environment. If we’re not scared of these questions, we can really understand and embrace family & cultural heritage & how that fits.”
For more information visit their website or contact the 2014 event directors: Kathy Eason, Ron Fryer, Susie Hale, & Dawn Hinsvark.