Bringing King to China Trailer (2011)

Trailer for Bringing King to China.

Bringing King to China is the bittersweet story of Caitrin, a young American teacher in Beijing, whose failed protests against the Iraq war drive her to produce a play in China about Martin Luther King, Jr. Early in the film she mistakenly learns that her father (the filmmaker) has been killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq. Vowing to show the world 'the positive face of America", she sets out to raise $200,000, hires the most prestigious theater troupe in China, and stages a play in Chinese with African American gospel singers. But her efforts to translate Dr. King's vision of global peace to a Chinese audience turn rocky in the face of cultural obstacles and soured relationships. In the end, the protagonist produces a popular play but is forced to re-define her success, as she learns that language proficiency alone does not guarantee that two cultures will understand each other. Caitrin finally repairs a strained friendship with her beloved Beijing assistant, while confronting her...

Duration
4 min 14 sec

Views
1,735

Posted On
February 04, 2013
Director
Kevin McKiernan

Writer
Kevin McKiernan

Studio
Independent

Release
January 10, 2011
Cast
Unknown or Not Available
Trailer Tracks
No Music Available
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