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42 Ratings

When the Bough Breaks

Wei chao

Directed by Ji Dan
China, 2012


Ji Dan’s documentary about the daughters of a dirt-poor family living among Beijing scrap heaps, and their ferocious determination to get an education, is exhilarating, heart breaking, life affirming, shocking, despairing and ecstatic, all at once.

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