Programme 3: Project Wild Thing

How happy are your kids? Have you ever imagined that there is a close connection between getting close to the nature and the psychological quality of your kids? Can we re-construct the relationship between human and the nature starting from family education? To know more, please don’t hesitate to participate in the MaD Festival 2017 community screening “Project Wild Thing” on 3 July!

Date: 3 Jul 2017 (Mon)
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Venue: The Good Lab (L1, The Sparkle, 500 Tung Chau Street, West Kowloon)
Language: Cantonese
Capacity: 100

*Free for all. Pre-registration is required


Programmes
Screening of documentary Project Wild Thing + post-screening discussion
Community Screening: Project Wild Thing

Director: David BOND
United Kingdom / 2013 / 80 min / In English with Chinese and English Subtitles

David BOND is concerned. His kids’ waking hours are dominated by a cacophony of marketing, and a screen dependence threatening to turn them into glassy-eyed zombies. Like city kids everywhere, they spend way too much time indoors – not like it was back in his day. He decides it’s time to get back to nature – literally. In an attempt to compete with the brands, which take up a third of his daughter’s life, BOND appoints himself Marketing Director for Nature.

Post-Screening Discussion
Moderator
Cam CHEUNG (Chief Executive Officer, EDiversity)
A mother of two, Cam’s path in education started when she homeschooled her children during her 4 year 8 months voyage across the Pacific. In 2014 she co-founded the charity EDiversity to promote diversity and choice in education in HK.After holding two conferences: “We Need Choices” in 2014 and “We Need a Break!” in 2015, EDiversity is now working on a 3-year project: Jockey Club “Learning by Doing” Academy at a local primary school. The charity is concurrently working on two other projects: The translation and publishing of “Parenting for a Peaceful World”; co-organising Ednovation Fest, and relaunching of “My Happy School Map”, an online platform for parents to share information on happy schools.
Sharing Guests
Terri LAI

A full time homeschooling mother with two children, Air (aged 12) and Canon (aged 8 ). Terri enjoys a healthy and active lifestyle, bringing her kids out hiking and to multiple outdoor activities and sports, including but not limited to, snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing and horse-riding (for her daughter) and camping. She also is an avid user of essential oils and a raw foodist. She had led a group of parents and children to a treehouse building trip to Taiwan. Recently, Canon has joined a village school, and she has started teaching DIY skin care, a business project with Air, who designs the company name, logo, artwork, does price checking, writing and collects customer feedback. Terri has also started a homeschoolers’ “club” , pulling efforts from other homeschooling parents from time to time to guide children doing all sorts of hands-on learning from everyday life.

Catherine

With an eight-year-old daughter who was diagnosed with autism before she was two, the experience in these six years brought Catherine’s family many changes. Catherine considers her daughter a beacon for her family lighting up their way forward. She is a normal city dweller with great fear who only spends time on shopping, watching movies, dining out and binge-watching TV series on holidays. Thanks to her daughter, Catherine starts coming out of indoor to outdoor, and realizes the simplicity of love. In early 2017, Catherine even took a hiking course to get her child closer to nature. Through the course, she met a group of like-minded parents and who have become friends who spend time together in weekends! Turning fear to positive light and self-confidence, Catherine understands more about how we feel changes the virtual reality. She is very thankful for being accompanied by her daughter.


Note:

  • Free for all. Pre-registration is required
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The community screening is funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust.

Organizer The Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Project Grant:
Make a Difference School funded by
Programme Partners