Families with Children from China New England

CCI / FCCNE May Meet-up for Adoptees 18+: Screening of First Person Plural

  • 18 May 2019
  • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Are you a Chinese adoptee age 18 or older? Join CCI and FCCNE Boston for a screening of First Person Plural followed by a casual dinner in Chinatown. This event is planned as part of a film series intended to bring Boston-area Chinese adoptees together for screenings of films relevant to our adoption community and facilitate discussions on adoption, identity, race, and family. We are proud to be having our event at the Pao Arts Center, part of the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC), a Boston-based agency that empowers Asians and new immigrants to build healthy families, achieve greater economic success, and contribute to thriving communities. (Please visit their website to learn more about their work https://bcnc.net).

WHO: Chinese adoptees over the age of 18. We love our parents, but Chinese adoptees only, please.

WHAT: Screening of First Person Plural

WHEN: Screening is on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM. Dinner is from ~5:30 PM - 6:30 PM.

WHERE: Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany St, Boston, MA 02111 The Pao Arts Center is located in the One Greenway building, 99 Kneeland Street and is a 10 minute walk from the Green line (Boylston Street), Orange line (Chinatown stop), and Red line (South Station). For GPS driving directions, use 66 Hudson Street, Boston, MA 02111. From Hudson Street, walk up the stairs and across the deck to the 99 Albany Street entrance. A public parking garage is nearby on Hudson Street.

**Attendance is free but there is a suggested donation of $5-10 on a sliding scale.**

If you’re interested in joining for dinner but not the screening, text or call Wei Wei or Charlotte at 617-959-1409 for the location.

In this Emmy Award-nominated documentary, filmmaker Deann Borshay Liem explores themes of race, identity, assimilation, and birth family reunion. In 1966, Deann was adopted by an American family and was sent from Korea to her new home. Growing up in California, the memory of her birth family was nearly obliterated until recurring dreams led Deann to discover the truth: her Korean mother was very much alive. Bravely uniting her biological and adoptive families, Deann's heartfelt journey makes First Person Plural a poignant essay on family, loss, and the reconciling of two identities.

Learn more about the film here: http://archive.pov.org/archive/firstpersonplural/index.html

Watch trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WH4V1hgedIU&list=PLG60OTCP4Ekg0iqIxaJFGi0pUSt3_1moz

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