Date: 30 May 2019
Time: 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Address: Duke-NUS Medical School Amphitheatre, Level 2, 8 College Rd, Singapore 169857
Hours: 2 hrs
The movie screening of The Kid from the Big apple was presented by Duke-NUS Medical Ageing Research and Education (CARE). The participants comprised of researchers, staff personnel, students, and invited guests.
The movie follows the story of a American born preteen girl (Sarah) being forced to live with her grandfather in Malaysia for an extended period of time when her Malaysian born mother needed to go for a business trip to China. The film highlights many moments where Sarah clashes with her grandfather due to cultural differences (language, habits, family values) and age.
The film starts off with Sarah and her grandfather being at odds with each other. However, as time goes by, they come to learn to compromise and to respect each others’ differences. The film’s potrayal of familial dynamics spanning across 3 generations and themes such as the importance of families, unconditional love, and respect for elders, are very relatable and serves as a constant reminder to viewers to love the people around them before it is too late.