On July 17, almost a dozen members of the Lowe/Luo family from China, Australia and the UK will arrive in California to meet up with relatives from Canada, the US and Jamaica for a series of events and activities with Paula Madison and her family.
Events include a tour of Napa Valley and wine-export business meetings, sightseeing, a screening of "Finding Samuel Lowe" and other events in Los Angeles.
Next, the group travels to Kingston, Jamaica where the film will be internationally premiered at a screening as part of the commemoration of the 160th anniversary of the Chinese arrival to Jamaica. The Chinese Benevolent Association, JAMPRO (an agency of Jamaica's Ministry of Industry, Investment and Commerce), along with prominent members of Jamaican business and society will welcome the Lowe/Luo clan. The film will also be screened in St. Ann's Bay, where Samuel Lowe had his largest and last business before returning to China in 1933.
On July 29th, all will travel to Boston, Massachusetts where Paula and the film will be featured at the National Association of Black Journalists convention. This convention is the largest gathering of minority journalists in the United States.
From there, the group will travel to the famous seaside community of Martha's Vineyard to rest and relax at the family compound owned by Paula and her brothers.
Each screening event will be followed by a question and answer session and offers an opportunity for Lowe/Luo family members to share their insights with audiences.
And the final leg of this exciting odyssey takes some Lowe/Luo members to Toronto, Canada for the film's first Canadian screening. Toronto boasts the largest Jamaican Chinese community in the Americas.
Overall, this will be the journey of a lifetime, showcasing the power and pride of the dynamic family that bridges generations, oceans, colors and time! Samuel Lowe would be most proud.