Spilled Water (2014)

Spilled Water
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 0hr 54mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords breaking with tradition, career, China, freedom, human rights, lawyer, mother/daughter, teacher, women, working class
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
May May Tchao Director n/a 2 2000001
May May Tchao Producer n/a 3 3000001
Xan Aranda Co-Producer n/a 170 3000002
Wenhwa G Tsao Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Johnny Byul Lee Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
May May Tchao Writer n/a 120782 4000001
Jason Lee Wong Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Karen Weinberg Editor n/a 172 7000001
Wanting to connect with her distant sisters, decades after emigrating to the United States, May May returns to China and explores the very different lives of four women: a young rural farmer who, against all odds, became a teacher; a successful lawyer in a male-dominated profession; a divorced factory worker struggling to brighten her daughter's future; and an ethnic minority singer torn between her dreams, and her responsibilities as a peasant's wife. From the urban hustle of Beijing to the desolate beauty of rural provinces, their intimate stories show us why gender equality in China is so hard-earned, and worth the struggle.