Restoring the Light: Documentary Screening and Discussion
AmCham China and the Business Sustainability Committee invite you to a screening of Restoring the Light, an hour-long documentary about the spirit of hope and resilience of rural families in China. As each family negotiates their dreams with reality, a brave journey of the human spirit unfolds on film, one that honors the power of individual will and seeks to inspire compassion for greater social change. Documentary filmmaker Carol Liu and Professor Scott Rozelle will present the documentary and discuss the situation in China's underserved rural regions.
The film tells the story of a dedicated rural eye doctor who sells his home to establish an independent practice and runs a mobile clinic for the underserved. A young woman, despite a debilitating bone infection, pursues her dream to attend university and become an artist. Her grandmother, who has lived in a cave dwelling for over sixty years, toils in the field even though she has lost her vision to cataracts. A young boy aspires to become a truck driver and maintains optimism in spite of his blindness.
Restoring the Light partner organizations include: The Rural Education Action Project of Stanford University, headed by Prof. Scott Rozelle, the UNESCO-recognized Golden Key Center of Educational Research for the Visually Impaired (focusing on rural education initiatives for school-aged children) and Huaqiao Foundation. Restoring the Light has been hosted by the United Nations Association Film Festival, and the Stanford Medical School and was nominated for the Halekulani Golden Orchid Jury Award for Best Feature Documentary at the 2011 Hawaii International Film Festival.
Please visit www.restoringthelight.com for more information about the film and to view a trailer.
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