Mothers

  • Huijing Xu
  • China
  • 2013
  • 70 min
  • Dutch Premiere
  • Best of Fests
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In the Chinese village Ma, almost all of the women of child-bearing age are either sterilised or made to wear a birth control ring after having their first child. The one-child policy put into place 30 years ago has meant a series of legal repercussions, including penalties for extra children and what can only be described as «birth control policing». Xu Huijing returns to his village to tailgate the government officials whose current job is playing cat-and-mouse with a woman who refuses to go through the sterilisation surgery.

Credits

  • 70 min
  • color
  • DCP
  • Spoken languages: Mandarin
Director
Huijing Xu
Production
Ben Tsiang for CNEX Limited
Cinematography
Huijing Xu
Editing
Qing-song Liao, Yi-ling Huang
Music
Qi Liu
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