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Shun Li and the Poet

Shun Li and the Poet. Italy, 2011, directed by Andrea Segre. Shun Li works in a textile factory near Rome, paying off the broker that brought her from China, and saving money so she can bring her young son to join her. Transferred to work as a bartender at a pub in a town along the Venetian Lagoon, the hangout of the fishermen, she meets a an old Slav immigrant nicknamed “The Poet.” A tender, delicate friendship grows between Shun Li and Bepi. In Italian with English subtitles; 137 minutes; Not rated.

Cost:     A $3.00 donation is requested to help defray costs.

Earlier Event: August 11
Laura Morelli: The Gondola Maker