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Bringing King to China is about a young American woman struggling to bring Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream of nonviolence to China, and then back to the United States. Believing in the universality of Dr King's ideals, Caitrin McKiernan decides to produce a play in China about Dr. King, in collaboration with the National Theater of China. With the US deeply embroiled in wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan, she not only wants to show that there is a different side to America, but also to use Dr. King's ideas on nonviolence to build a bridge between the US and China. The film traces the ups and downs of this cross-cultural endeavor, alongside a father-daughter love story. Caitrin's life is thrown into turmoil when she learns, mistakenly, that her father, a journalist covering the war in Iraq, has been killed by a suicide bomber. The film won Best Documentary at the 2011 Ventura and Tulsa International Film Festivals.
A discussion with Director Kevin McKiernan moderated by Anthony Saich will follow the screening. Refreshments provided.
More information: http://www.ash.harvard.edu/Home/News-Events/Events/Bringing-King-to-China-Film-Screening-Discussion