The premiere of the video documentary "Macaenses - An Odyssey (part one)" was held at the University of Macau (UM) on 24 January.
As a result of this work, the International Institute of Macau began to prepare a series of videos about the Macanese Diaspora in North America, with the support of the Macao Foundation (FM), presenting in the first part, the personal testimonies of those who lived the troubled times of the invasion of northern China by the Japanese, the withdrawal of Macanese families from Shanghai, the subsequent Pacific War, and the occupation of Hong Kong, a period of extraordinary numbers of refugees.
The documentary had been presented, in a preview, to the participants of the recent "Encontro" of the Macanese Youth, and received favorable comments. This time, it was aimed to the general public and presented in English, with Portuguese subtitles, with the collaboration of CIELA - Research Center for Luso-Asian Studies at the UM.
Fifty people attended the session, among the public, students and professors of the University of Macau, and the session was presented by IIM Secretary-General Rufino Ramos and UM professor Mário Nunes. Among the guests at the event were Vong Iat Hang, representative of the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ), the vice-president of the Portuguese Department of UM, Dora Maria Nunes Gago and Jorge Valente, president of the Macanese Youth Association (AJM).