To support CAAM’s mission to increase cross-cultural dialogue and understanding, CAAM is co-presenting a slate of films, both historic and contemporary, that will draw deeper connections between Chinese and Jewish communities. Audience members will have the rare opportunity to explore the historic Great Star Theater, Chinatown’s only remaining film theater.
June 27, 8pm Opening Night
NOODLE tells the heartwarming story of Miri, a twice-widowed, El Al flight attendant whose well-regulated existence is suddenly turned upside down by an abandoned Chinese boy whose migrant-worker mother has been summarily deported from Israel.
(The screening is followed by a standup comedy performance by Jeff Applebaum).
June 28, 7pm
Port of Last Resort uncovers the little-known story of the 20,000 European Jews who fled to Shanghai between late 1937 and 1941. Many of these refugees made their way to San Francisco after the war.
June 28, 9pm
STARRING DAVID is a heartwarming Danish documentary that touches on themes such as faith, intolerance and identity.
WO AI NI MOMMY focuses on the complex issue of international adoptions and focuses on a Chinese adoptee, her American Jewish adoptive family and the paradoxical losses and gains inherent in international adoption.
See full schedule at Israel China Cultural Festival 2012.
Read a letter from Executive Director Stephen Gong on CAAM’s co-presentation of these films.