家庭暴力是一个与全世界的妇女、儿童和家庭息息相关的议题。为提高公众意识，每年11月25日 ，全球各地的不同组织、机构会联合开展名为“消除性别暴力16天运动”（ 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence），呼吁大家采取行动来终止针对妇女和儿童的暴力。上海美国中心将特别放映影片《紫色》来启动今年的消除性别暴力16天运动，强调反家庭暴力法律的重要性。
Domestic violence is an issue that affects many women, children and families around the world. To raise awareness about this issue, every year starting on November 25 the world celebrates 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The Shanghai American Center is hosting this special screening of The Color Purple to kick off this year’s 16 Days celebration and to emphasize the importance of domestic violence laws.
The Color Purple is an 1985 American period drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Danny Glover, Desreta Jackson, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey, Adolph Caesar, Rae Dawn Chong, and introducing Whoopi Goldberg. The film tells the story of a young African American girl named Celie Harris and shows the problems African American women faced during the early 20th century, including domestic violence, poverty, racism, and sexism. Celie is transformed as she finds her self-worth through the help of two strong female companions. This film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture.
This movie is 154 minutes long and is in English with Chinese subtitles.
Please bring your photo ID to enter the Shanghai American Center. Seating will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis until the room is full. Please be sure to show up by 6:30pm to ensure you get a seat.