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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