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The Women's Kingdom (2006)

La Mu lives beyond the strictures of mainstream Chinese society. She is part of the Mosuo, an ethnic minority that has a matriarchal society, one of the last in the world.

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Xiaoli Zhou
5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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"I enjoy being a girl," beams 16-year-old La Mu. "Girls can do anything. Isn't that great?" It's an unusual sentiment to hear in China, a country whose traditional preference for boys combined with its stringent population control policy limiting urban couples to one child has resulted in an inconvenient shortage of women and wives. Male babies in China now outnumber girls by a ratio of 112 to 100; some researchers say it's 117 to 100. But La Mu lives beyond the strictures of mainstream Chinese society. She is part of the Mosuo, an ethnic minority that has a matriarchal society, one of the last in the world. On Rough Cut this week, you'll meet La Mu and several extraordinary Mosuo women as we travel to "The Women's Kingdom" in southwest China, not far from the Tibetan Buddhist city the Chinese have renamed Shangri-La. Reporter Xiaoli Zhou, who comes from Shanghai, told us she had always wanted to visit the Mosuo region to see for herself how much freedom a woman might enjoy in China. ... Written by Talbot, Steve

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Documentary | Short

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Country:

China | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 2006 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

CNY 100,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo (RCA Sound System)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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