Second annual CAFFC was another success!

Our Second Annual China-America Festival of Film and Culture held in Richmond, VA from September 25 through October 1, 2006 achieved many firsts:

  • A Teachers' Workshop as well as the publication of an introductory booklet Learning and Thinking about China were very well received. There is already discussion to expand the offerings to a broader audience across the Commonwealth.
  • Scintillating Strings: Music of the Pipa and the Harp, a concert by Min Xiao-Fen
    and the American Youth Harp Ensemble showcased young talent and gave insights
    into East-West music making.
  • The Breath of a Wok, a recipe demo and tasting event by renowned cookbook
    author Grace Young was prominently featured in newspapers and on live
  • The interview and the segment about CAFFC produced by May-Lily Lee, host of “Virginia Currents”, was aired three times in Central Virginia, Northern Virginia, Hampton Roads and Roanoke, with an estimated audience of 40,000 to 80,000.
  • A three-part series China Old and New: a look into the history and culture of China through vintage documentary films; first-hand accounts of travel in China; and the book and film adaptation of The Good Earth. An exhibition of Pearl Buck’s memorabilia jointly produced by the libraries from University of Richmond and Randolph-Macon Woman's College, alma mater of Pearl Buck, was also featured.

Congratulations to winners of the Mandarin Oratory Contest for both heritage speakers and non-heritage speakers, and our photo contest Beyond the Great Wall: Snapshots from China.

We are very pleased with the growing support of sponsors and audiences, and will strive to build on proven programs and explore new ideas. For the complete list of the 2006 program, please click on HERE for details.

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