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Leftover Women

Directed by Hilla Medalia, Shosh Shlam
Israel, 2019
Documentary

Synopsis

In China, single women are under immense pressure to marry young or face the stigma that comes with being “leftover”. Through marriage markets, matchmakers, and government-sponsored dating festivals, Leftover Women follows three hopeful singles seeking to define love on their own terms.

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Leftover Women Directed by Hilla Medalia, Shosh Shlam

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    Leftover women is a remarkable observation on the reality facing women and their autonomy in contemporary China. The film follows three women from different walks of life, as they reach their early 30s, when unmarried, childless women are shunned and considered spinsters, in accordance with the government regulations that early marriage is ideologically correct.

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