"Please Remember Me" Film Screening and Panel Discussion Draws Attention from Chinese American Media

December 23, 2018

The event held by China Center for Social Policy and CaringKind, "Please Remember Me" Film Screening and Panel Discussion, was attended by many social work professionals from around the city and drew attention from multiple Chinese American media outlets. One of these reports was by World Journal (世界日报), the largest Chinese language newspaper in the United States and one of the largest Chinese language newspapers outside of China, with a daily circulation of 350,000. 

The film is about an 87-year-old Alzheimer's patient Lou and her husband. Lou has forgotten everyone but her husband Feng, who has been her only caretaker for the past ten years. Yet after a medical check-up, Feng was diagnosed with a pancreas mass. The man who went through a life of hardship in good spirits finally bursts into tears. Before going to the hospital, he takes Lou out shopping. Does it mean their time of separation is coming near? Can they still live a life with dignity and freedom? On the way home, they walk hand in hand as Lou says, "We are together no matter what."

Producer Violet Feng said that she has been involved in documentary filming for 15 years. "My grandmother died of Alzheimer's disease, she did not have the opportunity to share her story, which is a great loss to me." Violet Feng said that she wished that this documentary could help change the prejudice against Alzheimer's disease.

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