Asian Pop-Up Cinema is proud to co-present LITTLE GEMS, a documentary by Xavier de Lauzanne in association with The Alliance Française de Chicago as part of their OUR WORLD, OUR LIVES:  A Documentary Series.  Guest speaker:  Kai-Duc Luong.  

In French with English subtitles

Date/Time:  Wednesday, December 13, 6:30 PM 

Venue:  54 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago

Les pépites / Little Gems by Xavier de Lauzanne (2016, 98 min.)

Synopsis:  Today, they are 25 years old and have finished school or already started working. When they were children, they all had to scavenge for survival in the trash dump of Phnom-Penh. This is where a couple of French travelers, Christian and Marie-France, met them for the first time. They have worked relentlessly ever since to change more than 10,000 children's lives and help them build their future.

"Les Pépites is one of those documentaries, and there are not so many, giving us faith in humanity." – Telerama


INTRO & Q&A by Guest speaker Kai-Duc Luong:  Born in 1975 in Phnom-Penh, Kai-Duc Luong fled the oppressive Khmer Rouge regime from Cambodia to Vietnam to France, where his family settled in Paris, in 1978. An award-wining video artist and photographer exhibited around the world, he shares his time between Chicago and Paris.

$7 Members of Alliance Francaise / $10 Non-Members / Includes a glass of French wine