British Born Chinese - public launch screening and discussion
Thursday, 30 April 2015 from 17:00 to 19:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A documentary film exploring the experience of two boys growing up in Manchester a generation after their parents first came to the UK.
Dr. Elena Barabantseva (Project leader and co-producer), Politics, University of Manchester presents a documentary film about the experiences of Daniel and Kevin, boys born to Chinese migrants and living in Manchester (UK). Made over the course of two years in experimental reflexive and participatory style, the film explores the challenges faced by the two boys seeking to reconcile their Britishness with Chineseness.
There will be a discussion following the film with the first published British Born Chinese novelist, PP Wong, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Dr. Véronique Pin-Fat and the director of the film, Andy Lawrence.
PP Wong is the first British born Chinese novelist to secure a publishing deal in the UK. Her novel The Life of a Banana covers the topic of racial bullying in London. It has been longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. She was born in Paddington, London and she spent her childhood moving between London and Singapore. She is a freelance writer and also the Editor-in-Chief of www.bananawriters.com. The website is a voice for East Asian and South East Asian writers.
Dr. Véronique Pin-Fat is Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Manchester and is the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the School of Social Sciences.
Andy Lawrence is filmmaker in residence and lecturer in visual anthropology at the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, University of Manchester.
Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council,
British Inter-University China Centre School of Social Sciences,
Centre for Chinese Studies,
Critical Global Politics Research Cluster
Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre
For more details see www.allritesreversed.co.uk/britishbornchinese