The public is invited to attend a screening of the documentary My Life in China on Aug. 29.
PBS describes My Life in China as “an unvarnished portrait of the life and memories of a stoic and reticent man committed to his family and two sons.”
The documentary team, Kenneth Eng and Ehren Parks, will bring their film to E.E. Bass on August 29 at 6 pm in Jake and Freda Stein Hall.
It is free and open to the public and will include a screening of the film and discussion lead by the filmmakers Eng and Parks.
Fleeing China’s Cultural Revolution in 1966, Eng’s father made his way to America to start a new life for his wife and two sons. Stories of his perilous journey to escape poverty and Communism finally led Eng to take his father back to China so that together, they could document the powerful decisions his father made all those years ago.
My Life in China is a story of migration passed down from father to son, ultimately asking the question, what does it mean to be both Chinese and American?
Other showings of the film are set for:
Saturday, Aug. 27: Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Memphis, Tenn., at 1:30 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 29: Greenville, E.E. Bass 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 30: Jackson State University, College of Liberal Arts Room 166/266, at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 31: Oxford Public Library, at 6 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 1: Hernando Public Library, at 6 p.m.