Can you imaging spending a Christmas holiday without any products that were made in China? That is the premise of the new CAAM supported documentary XMAS WITHOUT CHINA.
XMAS WITHOUT CHINA is a feature documentary set around the Christmas holiday in Arcadia, California, a neighborhood that used to be predominantly white, but is now half Asian. Tom Xia, a Chinese-American immigrant challenges his neighbors, the Jones Family, to spend the entire month leading up to Christmas with no Chinese products in their home and without purchasing any Chinese products for the holidays. Fed up with food and toy recalls, the Joneses take up the challenge. But the tables turn when Tim Jones provokes Tom about who he is and why he’s so proud of China. As the Joneses struggle to figure out how to have a simpler Christmas in a time when “we don’t make anything anymore,” they also begin to think about just how related they are to China. Fed up with the mudslinging between the two countries, Tom finds himself on an unlikely journey to break down stereotypes between China and America, and find his own place between these worlds.
The filmmakers of XMAS WITHOUT CHINA have currently set up a fund raising campaign on Kickstarter.com. Help them reach their Kickstarter goal today!
XMAS WITHOUT CHINA Kickstarter Page
Hollywood Reporter Article
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