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The Resource To live is better than to die, by Weijun Chen, (electronic resource)

To live is better than to die, by Weijun Chen, (electronic resource)

Label
To live is better than to die
Title
To live is better than to die
Statement of responsibility
by Weijun Chen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
chi
Summary
This is a heartbreaking story from Wenlou, a small village in central China, where 60% of the villagers are infected with HIV. There are at least 250,000 people in seven provinces in central China who were infected as a result of a blood donor program in the early nineties. Impoverished peasants sold their blood to clinics that used unsanitary gathering methods. Nevertheless, the government does not offer any help or compensation, and has supressed protests from the villagers with force. China's health care system has fared poorly in the transition from socialism to capitalism. This is especially evident in the villages. The director spent months in Wenlou with farmer Ma Shengyi and his family. Ma Shengyi, his wife and two of their three children are all infected. He brings to the screen a real-life picture of an ordinary Chinese family devoured by a disease caused by official negligence and then being persecuted by the government in their struggle for help
Awards note
  • ALA Notable Films for Adults, 2004
  • Sundance Film Festival, 2003
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chen, Weijun
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
Chinese, subtitles in English
Runtime
59
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • HIV infections
Target audience
general
Label
To live is better than to die, by Weijun Chen, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?HLTH;1650516
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650516/hlth
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (60 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) a211139
  • (OCoLC)747798605
Video recording format
other
Label
To live is better than to die, by Weijun Chen, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?HLTH;1650516
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650516/hlth
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (60 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) a211139
  • (OCoLC)747798605
Video recording format
other

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