Filmmaker Alvin Tsang will introduce and screen his documentary film “Reunification’ on Sunday, February 26 at 2 p.m. in the Friends Room at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library.
Filmed in Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Monterey Park, “Reunification” is the filmmaker’s story of his family’s immigration from Hong Kong to the United States in the 1980s. The film explores the effects of immigration and family disintegration through family footage that reflects the images of a once intact family. A discussion with the filmmaker will follow the film.
“Reunification” is the first in a series of films and guest speakers that are part of the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library’s program series “Californians: Community Conversations about Immigration,” a program of the California Center for the Book, bringing communities together to discuss the issues of immigration and an understanding of people’s stories about coming to California. The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library is one of twenty public libraries in the state participating in the program.
For more information about the free program, contact the library at 626-307-1368 and/or follow on Twitter @MontereyParkLib.
The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library is the city’s public library located at 318 S. Ramona Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754. Library hours are Sunday 1-5 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday 12-9 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For more City of Monterey Park news and information, please visit the city website at www.MontereyPark.ca.gov.
Cindy Costales, Senior Librarian Adult and Teen Services