Bridge Culture Club goes to the movies with ‘Bad Axe’
Bridge Culture Club returns in June with our first film selection: “Bad Axe,” a 2022 documentary directed by David Siev, who will join our discussion of the movie.
“Bad Axe” tells the story of a closely-knit Asian American family living in rural Michigan during the pandemic as they fight to keep their local restaurant and their American dream alive. With rising racial tensions, the family unites as they reckon with backlash from a divided community, white supremacists and intergenerational trauma from Cambodia's "killing fields."
Please bring your lunch and join Bridge Culture Club to discuss the film on Zoom from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m Wednesday, June 14.
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You’ll have an opportunity to submit questions for Siev during the event. Bridge membership and engagement director Amber DeLind will moderate this discussion.
To receive an invitation and Zoom link to this discussion, please complete this event registration form.
Here’s our schedule
- Film announced: May 15
- First discussion questions posted on Bridge Culture Club closed Facebook group: May 26
- Second discussion questions posted on Bridge Culture Club closed Facebook group: June 2
- Third discussion questions posted on Bridge Culture Club closed Facebook group: June 9
Live Zoom discussion: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. June 14
How to view the film
For Bridge Club members: We will provide an Amazon credit to digitally stream the film. If you’re not already a member: Join today for as little as $1 and support our nonprofit newsroom. Members will receive a link to their free book via email from membership and engagement director Amber DeLind.
If you are not a Bridge Club member but would like to watch the documentary: You can rent “Bad Axe" here or inquire with your local library about borrowing a copy of the movie.
How to take part in the online discussion
Please join our closed Facebook group by clicking here to participate in weekly discussions of the film in the lead-up to our Zoom event. Bridge staff will approve your membership in this closed group.
Over the next several weeks, we will post discussion questions about the movie, and group members will be invited to interact with our team and with one another. See the box above for a schedule.
Participation in these weekly discussions is not required to participate in the Zoom discussion.
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