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May 09, 2011

The fall of womenland

A documentary on the unique sexual culture of the Mosuo people, a small minority situated in the southwest of China, and one of the last remaining matriarchal societies in the world. Without a formal marriage contract, the Mosuo traditionally build relationships based on free love and sexual satisfaction ("walking marriages"). But can the sexual liberty and power of the Mosuo women survive as modern Chinese society slowly encroaches their ancestral land? The film explores the present reality for the Mosuo people as well as the dangers that threaten their inherited way of life.

Encroaching modern society is plowing under many cultures. The best we can hope for is documentation before these cultures disappear. This is a very in depth look into the struggle of the local population. ~Mike

Released in 2009

Askwith Media Library 53017-D

Posted by mcmike at May 9, 2011 09:48 AM

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