THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17th 2016
1:45 PM – YOUTH
2:05 PM You can Just Learn it, dir. Abigail Han (30 mins).
LOCATION: Minneapolis Convention Center, Auditorium 2
In 1979, the Singapore government launched the Speak Mandarin Campaign to encourage Chinese Singaporeans to speak and teach their children Mandarin instead of dialect. The film explores bilingual policies implemented by the Singapore government to pragmatically establish and strengthen socio-economic ties with China and to maintain their economic competitive edge in the region.