Two families living worlds apart in the same community collide when pride and mischief inspire Chinese immigrant Tom Xia to challenge the Jones family to celebrate Christmas without any Chinese products.
Fed up with toy and food recalls, the Jones family accepts the consumer mission-impossible and is drawn into a surprising intercultural exchange with the Xia family. As the Joneses wrestle with the escalating influence of China in their lives and Tom struggles to get beyond the stereotypes, he realizes that he’s on a deeper journey to understand the complexities of his own divided loyalties between the US and China. (70 min.)
“A surprising, sweet, funny documentary that provokes without sermons.” - James V. Grimaldi, Wall Street Journal
Special Guest: Xmas Without China Associate Producer Katie Roper will host a Q&A following the film
Local Women • Made • Marketplace! Come early, bring your friends & family, and support local artists, makers & entrepreneurs.
No tickets needed for marketplace or film. FREE Event, all ages.
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018: Women • Made • Marketplace begins @ 5PM / FILM starts @ 7PM.
Appleton Event Center, 410 Rodriguez St. downtown Watsonville. Free (donations welcome).
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