Reflecting on Mao’s famous saying, “Let a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend,” Trinh T. Minh-ha’s film — whose title refers in part to a Chinese guessing game — is a unique excursion into the maze of allegorical naming and storytelling in China.
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Minh-ha solidifies her position as the most sensitive ethnographic filmmaker (term that's usually brings to mind white westerners studying non-western regions through orientalist/colonalist/imperialist lens). I love how she covers the China through many forms: traditionalism/modernism, diaspora, ethnic diversity, Maoism through its people, etc. that asks the spectator to think about culture & politics in a new way.