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The Resource A world without fathers or husbands, produced by RTBF, (electronic resource)

A world without fathers or husbands, produced by RTBF, (electronic resource)

Label
A world without fathers or husbands
Title
A world without fathers or husbands
Statement of responsibility
produced by RTBF
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Legend has it that there was once a beautiful land in China called Li Chang, where lovers never married. They changed partners when they wanted to. But a cruel Chinese emperor changed all that and forbade these relationships. Arranged marriages became the norm and there were many lovers' suicides.In this fascinating documentary filmed in Mosuo Province near the Tibetan border, we learn about a matriarchal society that seems to echo many aspects of the legendary Li Chang. There are no fathers, husbands or marriages in Mosuo society. Uncles take care of their sisters' children and act as the fathers of these children. Brothers and sisters live together all their lives in their mothers' homes. The women do all the work, including physical labor and are the bread-winners in their families. They are expected to establish harmonious households. Women are usually courted by men from miles away, who come for conjugal "visits."This colorful film also goes on to show how change is now coming to Mosuo Province. Mosuo has only been open since 1990. The first CD player and TV set have created a "mini-revolution", with dances and parties being held. The women of the village now go to a market by bus, where they are learning to shop. And the first school opened two years ago. Change is indeed on its way; the Mosuo may lose their traditions
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Radio-Télévision belge de la communauté culturelle française
Runtime
51
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Matriarchy
  • Naxi (Chinese people)
  • Women
Target audience
general
Label
A world without fathers or husbands, produced by RTBF, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1654985
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1654985/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (51 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210535
  • (OCoLC)747799247
Video recording format
other
Label
A world without fathers or husbands, produced by RTBF, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1654985
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1654985/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (51 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210535
  • (OCoLC)747799247
Video recording format
other

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