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As Thanksgiving draws near along with the Black Friday launch of the holiday shopping season, Conscientious Projector offers a new documentary by local filmmakers who ask us to reconsider our gift-giving choices and their impact on our economy, both local and global.  XMAS WITHOUT CHINA will screen on Thursday, Nov. 14, 7:00 p.m. at The Armory Center for the Arts.  Director and All Saints member Alicia Dwyer’s captivating film follows young Chinese immigrant Tom Xia, who challenges his Arcadia, CA neighbors to refrain from purchasing gifts or products made in China.  The result is an examination of the American Dream and international relations that is both serious-minded and light-hearted.

A community discussion led by the film’s principals Alicia Dwyer and Tom Xia follows the film.  The Armory is located at 145 N Raymond in Old Pasadena. Admission is free and the facility is accessible to disabled persons.  For more information contact Marty Coleman at 626.792.4941 or visit www.veracityproductions.com.

Learn more about the film, and watch the trailer.

Visit the XMAS WITHOUT CHINA Facebook page.