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Miles Apart

A clash between three different generations in changing China.

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Miles Apart Official Trailer

Overview

Genre
Human Rights, Social Issues, and Human Interest
Synopsis

Raising children can be tough. Especially if they live 600 miles away and you see them once a year. Laomao and his wife left their children 12 years ago sending money home for their children’s education. They hope one day their kids will have good jobs and join them in Beijing.

Now 19, their daughter Ying Ying is joining them in Beijing but doesn’t seem to aspire to the same goals as their parents. Her brother Lei Lei back home is even worse. His final exams are coming up and there is no sign of improvement. Every time the parents call the grandparents’ home he is out of their house.

Whilst Meizi is trying to find a job for Ying Ying, Laomao returns to the village to speak with his son Lei Lei.

The separation of Chinese families is a story shared by a quarter of rural parents. Miles Apart is an observational documentary looking intimately at the clash of three different generations and cultures.

Stage
finished
Running time
43 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Country
United Kingdom
Years of Production
2010
Locations
China
Prod. Partners
National Film & TV School

Distribution Details

Release year
2011
Language
mandarine
Subtitles
english

Photos

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