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ON-SITE SCREENING: Saturday, SEPT 24 at 4:45pm


Language: English

Women in China were historically forced into oppressive marriages and forbidden to read or write by their households for thousands of years. To cope, they developed and shared a secret language among themselves called Nushu. Written in poems or songs with bamboo pens on paper-folded fans and handkerchiefs, these hidden letters bonded generations of Chinese women in a clandestine support system of sisterhood, hope and survival. 

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  • Runtime
    86 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    China, United States, Norway, Germany
  • Director
    Violet Du Feng and Zhao Qing
  • Producer
    Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas, Jean Tsien, and Su Kim