Yellow Earth*

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Yellow Earth*

  • 1985 ----- color ----- 86 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed by Chan Kai Ge; with Xue Bai, Wang Xue Yin, Tan Tuo, Liu Qiang) Perhaps the most controversial film to be released from China in recent times. In order to improve moral during the Long March, cadres are sent throughout the country-side to collect folk songs. Into a bleak and barren landscape where poverty, ignorance and feudalism co-exist, a young officer brings the hope of escape to a better life in the Red Army to a young girl of 13. But he is too late and she is forced to wed an elderly man to save her father and brother from ruin. Yet escape she does--to a tragic end. (In Chinese without English subtitles) (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (Asian Languages and Literature, China, Motion Pictures: Features, Women Studies)