Unfortunately, this event has been canceled.
Join us, and North Little Rock’s own professional Black Santa Chris Kennedy, on December 3 for a screening of “Santa Camp.” This documentary film is set at a training camp for people to learn the roles of Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and elves. The film focuses on the camp’s efforts to increase diversity in the portrayal of Santa.
Following the screening, Chris Kennedy who is featured in the film, will participate in a conversation with the audience.
About “Santa Camp”
A beloved role model and cultural icon, Santa Claus is usually depicted as a jolly, portly, bearded – and white – man. Directed by Nick Sweeney, this heartwarming documentary spotlights the movement to tackle Santa’s “diversity problem” through the efforts of the New England Santa Society, whose dedicated members train new Santas (and his increasingly significant other, Mrs. Claus) at their annual camp in New Hampshire. Focusing on the camp’s groundbreaking 2021 season, the film chronicles the introduction of a Black Santa, a transgender Santa and a Santa with a disability – each with their own surprising Santa origin story. Bold, funny and empowering, these diverse Santas challenge the status quo all while doing what Santa does best – bringing joy to children of all ages.