The story of Rural and Urban Women and Children in China - 4th - 6th May 2011, multipurpose room, French International School. Free admission. Open to all.
Using an interactive exhibition as a platform to explore the livelihood of rural and urban women and children in China, the project strives to break down barriers that have traditionally kept these various groups separate, creating a rich mishmash of exchanges among French international school students, “new arrivals” women and children from mainland China, university students in China and Hong Kong, and rural families in China.
The exhibition aims to foster social integration and exchange of resources and perspectives among different groups.
- Urban Story: Highlights the exploration and reflection of a group of French international students living in Hong Kong, through their meeting with a group of “new arrivals” immigrant women and children from mainland China, and their visit to Sham Shui Po, one of the neighborhoods with the highest number of new arrivals in Hong Kong - a dynamic neighborhood blessed with some grassroots community support pillars, yet crippled with poverty and inequality.
- Rural Story: The narratives from a group of Ningxia university students feature the livelihood of women and children in Ningxia, the 3rd poorest province in China. As a result of urbanization, women and children are faced with the threat of endangered cultural heritage and livelihood, and fragmentation of family and community. These stories have reflected their deepest thoughts – filled with struggles, hopes, and resilience.