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Her Words


Jing Liu
2018 | 30 mins
Country of Production: USA
Country Featured: China
US Premiere | Director in Attendance

In Southern China, only seven writers of a 500-year-old secret language remain. Until 1949, women were banned from schools, and this language thrived among them. Now, this rare written tradition reveals how generations of women used the written word to seek refuge in difficult times both inside and outside the home.

A Q&A with director Jing Liu follows the film.

Plays with Ciao Babylon