August 28, 2008
Shanghai Bride - November 15 at 7 pm
The film showing is FREE and open to the public.
Date: Saturday, November 15
Time: 7 pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
(enter via glass doors at fishbowl, off diag)
A film by Melanie Ansley and Sam Voutas; 2006, 51 minutes (Mandarin, Shangalese, and English with English subtitles)
How does the average man find a wife in materialistic Shanghai? There are two single males to every single female and the women are increasingly picky and middle-class.
The effects of the one-child policy combined with a rapid revolution in China's values and lifestyles, have created increasingly selective middle-class Shanghai women. For working class men, finding a wife is a quest that requires money, time, and the strength to withstand countless disappointments.
Shanghai Bride is a rare portrait of ordinary people in an extraordinary social predicament, a window on the cut-throat nature of Shanghai's marriage market.
Posted by moyera at August 28, 2008 01:33 PM