Madam Duan /
a film by Zhang Weixiong, Xiao Cong, Liu Zalli & Deng Jiangao.
Wheeling, IL : Film Ideas, 2017.
1 videodisc (approximately 52 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Wheeling, IL : Film Ideas, 2017.
"Striving for dignity and a meaningful life in the stream of economic reforms, Duan is a street cleaner in Canton. She lost her ability to speak at a very young age due to an accident. Nevertheless, she manages to do her job well. Every morning before dawn, when everybody else is still asleep, she begins her new day; cleaning and tidying up the streets of the neighborhood. Her husband, who originates from the same village, works in Canton as well. Together they share a humble flat and struggle to earn a living. During the years of economic reforms, the accumulated new wealth is not spread equally across the society. Even so, Duan and her husband are doing their best to live an honest and meaningful existence." -- Container.
"Today, communist ideals are thrown over board, one by one. They are replaced with a strange mixture of ultra-liberal recipes and Chinese solidarity, the ideology of which is yet to be written. This is the backdrop for an outstanding collection of compelling documentaries by Chinese filmmakers that tell us about the joys and sorrows, the highs and lows, the dreams and the deceptions of ordinary Chinese people." -- Container.
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In Cantonese, with subtitles in Chinese and English.
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