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Program Title: Going to School with Dad on My Back
EASC Code: CG-11
Series Title:
Region/Country: China
Language:Mandarin
Subtitles: English, Chinese
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: DVD
Director: Youchao Zhou
Producer: Wang Zhebin
Release Date: 1997
Running Time: 90 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: Unable to afford schooling for both his children, a widowed father chooses to send his son Shiwa to school while forcing his daughter to toil in the fields at home. Tragedy strikes just after Shiwa comes in first in a national Olypmic chemistry competition, and Shiwa must decide between academia and his family. Based upon a true story, Going to School with Dad on My Back focuses on the selfless acts a family must endure to ensure the survival of their brightest and the hope of a better future for all of China.
Data Entry Date: 11/20/2006