Monday, November 7, 2016
Join us for a Free Film! Xmas Without China to be Shown November 14 as part of Environmental Film Series
The next film in The Elements: An Annual Environmental Film Series, Xmas Without China, will be screened on November 14, 2016 at Chapman Hall on the campus of Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, CT (directions and parking information).
In the film, a Chinese immigrant challenges a US family to reject materialism and live without Chinese products during Christmas, touching on themes of globalization, product safety standards, the intersection of cultures, and shifts in our views of the 'American Dream'. The film provides an intimate portrait of families wrestling with their drive to consume cheap products, as well as their desire for human connection and a sense of who we are in a fast-changing world.
The Elements: An Annual Environmental Film Series was begun in 2015 by the Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District, Middlesex Community College Environmental Science Program, The Rockfall Foundation, and Wesleyan University's Center for the Arts and College of the Environment. Xmas Without China is the eighth film in the series. Previous films include: Elemental, Watershed, Dirt! The Movie, Chasing Ice, The End of the Line, The True Cost, and Dukale's Dream.