CEL Lens Documentary Series

CEL Lens is a documentary viewing and discussion series. Through facilitated discussions following each screening, we aim to create opportunities for increasing understanding, empathy, and reflection on the nuanced issues and people portrayed, and strengthen connection among the participants. 

Bike and Electronic Piano features two Chinese grassroots musicians' life paths.

Rooted documents a Yunnan Province village’s struggle to build its first paved road.

Please Remember Me follows a couple in which the wife has dementia. Screening followed by a discussion and tour of a community center for dementia care and prevention.

My Dear Beloved profiles children at a school for students with disabilities. Screening was followed by a workshop on Chinese sign language. 

Last Train Home spotlights a family of migrant parents and left-behind children who struggle to reconnect when they see each other in person.

City Dream follows the struggles of a street vendor whose business is threatened with displacement by urban development.

We were Smart portrays a marginalized subculture of young migrant workers.

Tough Out introducesgroup of rural boys from disadvantaged backgrounds who learn to play baseball. 

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