Item Details

More Than Half the Sky [electronic resource]

Java (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Mao's aphorism about the strength and ability of women may have helped to do away with foot-binding, child marriage, and other archaic traditions, but in 21st-century China gender equality is as illusory as ever. This film examines the challenges that Chinese women face, especially the obstacles to prosperity and security that the country's poor, rural women know all too well. Viewers meet Yu Xinpei, who migrated to Shangai from a remote southern village. At first apprenticed to a hairdresser, she's now starting a salon of her own. Meanwhile, sociologist Liu Bohong talks about the difficulties women encounter when they move to cities-although those who stay in the provinces "have it harder." Many become suicide statistics, which is why physician Xu Rong has founded a support group for wives and daughters who are struggling with rural life. On the other hand, the film also points out that 11 of the world's richest women are Chinese!
Release Date
2012
Run Time
29 min.
Language
Portions with English subtitles
Rating
9 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 03, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
China on China
Contents
  • Gaining Freedom in China (1:09)
  • Chinese Woman's Success Story (4:23)
  • Success is Relative in China (3:08)
  • Rural-Urban Opportunity Gap (1:51)
  • Outreach to Rural Women (2:44)
  • Problematic One Child Policy (4:12)
  • Addressing China's Gender Inequality (1:23)
  • Relaxing the One Child Policy (3:40)
  • Educating Rural Girls in China (1:35)
  • Empowering Rural Girls in China (3:34)
  • Credits: More Than Half the Sky: China on China (0:28)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012.
Publisher no.
  • 53090s Films Media Group
  • 53093 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (29 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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