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"Family transcends race, space, and time."
If a picture is worth a thousand words then a movie is worth a million, which is imperative when depicting the narratives of black history.
As a part of the Global Citizens Community's International Black History Month 2015, we will be screening the film “Finding Samuel Lowe” which will highlight an aspect of African-American life – finding our familial roots – but with a twist.
Three successful black siblings from Harlem, New York City discover their heritage while searching for clues about their long-lost grandfather, Samuel Lowe. Their emotional journey spans from Toronto, Canada to Jamaica to China, reuniting them with hundreds of Chinese relatives they never imagined existed. (Chinese subtitles will be available.)
Paula Williams Madison, one of the fim makers, will be the guest host to lead a post-movie discussion. This film screening will educate and draw upon the similarities between the African, African-American, Caribbean, and Chinese community.
“International Black History Month” is a 2-week series of cultural events created to highlight and honor the extraordinary achievements and historic contributions of African-Americans and those across the “Black Diaspora” including Africans, Afro-Caribbeans, and Afro-Latinos in Hong Kong.
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Global Citizens Community
Founded in 2011, the‘Global Citizens Community’ (GCC)is a social enterprise that promotes cultural exchange and aims to motivate more people to think and act globally. The GCC connects the world via various platforms, including producing cultural events, hosting lecture series, and leading cultural expeditions.