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Program Title: THE Ladies of the Lake
EASC Code: CL-11
Series Title:
Region/Country: China
Language: English, Mandarin
Subtitles: English
Subject: Sociology
Program Type: Documentary
Media Type: VHS
Director: Filmakers Library
Producer: Journeyman Pictures
Release Date:
Running Time: 20 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: This stunning film takes us to a rare matriarchal community in southwest China. The ancient Mosuo culture has survived both the time of the concubines and the cultural revolution, although it is now being threatened with extinction by Beijing family planning policies and by absorbtion into the mainstream of the Chinese majority.
Data Entry Date: 5/2/2004