Beyond the Wall: Movie Screening and Discussion

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by Alexander Mitu on November 9th, 2017   22 views

When and Where

  • 09/11/2017
    All Day

  • Confucius Institute U.S. Center
    1776 Massachusetts Ave NW, Suite 400
    Washington D.C.
    United States
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Beyond the Wall: Movie Screening and Discussion

Event Details

On November 9, 2017 at 6:30 pm the Confucius Institute U.S. Center will host a discussion and film screening of the independent documentary film Beyond the Wall.

The film tells the story of four DCPS high school students who were selected for a six-week Chinese language and culture program in Beijing in summer 2009. This opportunity was offered at no cost to the students through a partnership with Americans Promoting Study Abroad (APSA), with partial funding from the US State Department. The film follows the students in their homes, schools, and communities before their summer travel; during the six-week trip; and in the years since their return.

Beyond The Wall makes a powerful statement about the value and impact of global exposure and study abroad, particularly for students in underserved schools and communities. Three of the four students featured had never traveled abroad before this China trip (at least one had never been on an airplane before). Remarkably, seven years after filming, three of the four students are on an academic/career path directly related to their 2009 high school trip to China

You can register via Eventbrite.

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