Pen Pals Project

Pen Pals is a film project that tells the story of Shelly, an 8-year-old girl who writes idealistic letters to the Ku Klux Klan. In 1981, a Chinese-American family moves to a rural town in Virginia. Shelly is the only English-fluent member of her family, and is responsible for translations and communication with local adults on behalf of her parents. The Klan, who has targeted the family, doesn’t realize it’s communicating with an 8-year-old girl.

 

Update:

A Kickstarter page for the Pen Pals project will be launching July 4th.  If you're interested in joining the email list, write to this website or join the Facebook page.