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Mulberry Child

Mao's Cultural Revolution, destroyed millions of lives in 1960s China, and has become a taboo topic in the country. Having personally survived one of China's most tragic eras, Jian Ping finally finds the strength to write 'Mulberry Child', a book about her traumatic childhood during this period. Jian's father, Hou Kai, a high-ranking government official, was one of those people who had his reputation and life completely shattered at the time.  Through rare archival footage and dramatic cinematic reenactments Jian Ping courageously tells of her family's story through three generations. Sadly, Jian's American raised daughter Lisa has little interest in her Chinese roots or her mother's memoirs. However, traveling with her mother to China to visit her dying grandfather, Hou Kai, Lisa finally realises the impact her roots have on her present life.  This is a moving and emotionally arresting film that exposes a dark and recent period of China’s history told through the personal, relatable lens of one family.

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