Camden Conference: ‘Is This China’s Century?’ film series, Rockport Opera House
ROCKPORT — The Camden Conference and Rockport Public Library present a film series: Is this China's Century?, in connection with the 32nd Camden Conference, which will focus on the same theme.
The series will take place over two Saturdays; November 10, and 17, at the Rockport Opera House. The screenings are free and open to all.
The first film in the series, The China Hustle will be shown Saturday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m.
From the producers of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room comes a Wall Street heist story about a still-unfolding financial crime so big, it has the power to affect all of our wallets.
Investors on the fringes of the financial world feverishly seek new alternatives for high-return investments in the global markets, and have found a goldmine in China. But when one investor discovers a massive web of fraud, everything else is called into question.
Jed Rothstein's documentary rings the alarm on the need for transparency in an increasingly deregulated financial world by following those working to uncover the biggest heist you've never heard of.
The second film in the series, Waiting for the Sun, will be screened Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.
Filmed over several years, this documentary follows children in Beijing's Sun Village, an orphanage for youngsters whose parents are on death row. The children come from different backgrounds all over China, but share a longing for their imprisoned parents, and rely on their new friends to help them understand this new world.
These presentations are hosted by the Rockport Public Library and offered as free community events in anticipation of the 32nd Annual Camden Conference – Is This China's Century?, February 22-24, 2019.
The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world issues.
For more information, visit www.camdenconference.org or call 207-236-1034.