My Dear 亲爱的
Directed by Gu Yaping, 2007 (82 min.)
My Dear records the filmmaker’s inner journey in search of herself as well as her relationships with several other similar urban women artists. It seeks to understand their struggles in and out of marriage, their confusion in face of conflicts between their ideals and their realities, as well as their tense friendships, which go through moments of mutual caring, understanding and discord. My Dear has been selected at the 2007 Oxdox: MK International Documentary Film Festival as well as nominated for competition at the 2007 Yunnan Multi Culture Visual Festival.
Golden Lotus 中国金莲
Directed by Joanne Cheng, 2006 (59 min.)
The filmmaker searches the banks of the northern Yellow River and in remote villages in southwest Yunnan for the last women with bound feet, China’s thousand year-old tradition of erotic beauty, mutilation, and female survival. Told through the first-person narrative of the filmmaker, who was raised by her bound-foot grandmother, the film captures otherwise lost voices and the haunting memories of twelve bound-feet Chinese women aged 78 to 106, including that of the 90 year-old paper cut folk artist, Yang Hui Xiu. Their combination of strength and delicacy raises questions about the status of women in societies once, and still, dominated by men.
《中国金莲》纪录片沿一千年妇女的缠足文化习俗的主线，寻觅探访近中国近一百年中国妇女命运的见证人−中国最后的金莲。从北方黄河壶口瀑布旁的窑洞到南方的云南黄花地中的古寨深院，影人用最敏感的洞察和最原始的真实，纪录捕捉近１２位（年龄为106−78岁)。《中国金莲》又一次以的独特跨文化的视角，在真情的人文关怀中大胆揭密中华文明。 《中国金莲》纪录中国最后一代金莲的足迹和声音和一段令人反思即将消失的历史。 它是中国数代妇女命运的写真，将为人类史研究提供宝贵的文字图片及影像资料。
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My Dear (亲爱的) & Golden Lotus (中国金莲)
My Dear 亲爱的