Three Letters from China: SFFS Viewing Guide

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POSTED BY: San Francisco Film Society

CREATED: Friday, April 25, 2014

Three Letters from China is a feature documentary that paints three different portraits of Chinese life through the individual stories of families and communities on a farm, in a village, and on a river by a large city. A class screening of Three Letters from China will encourage students to think deeply about Chinese cultural identity as well as the harsh economic realities many individuals face. The film is well suited for Asian studies, history, social science, or Mandarin language classes. Taught in conjunction with this guide, Three Letters from China will challenge students to think critically about Eastern cultural identity and socio-economic conditions and facilitate further research into related topics such as Chinese culture and history, globalization, and the importance of education.

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