Film: Xu Huijing, Mothers, 2012

By |November 28th, 2018|Country: |
Xu Huijing, Mothers, review

C IS FOR CHINA

A documentary film about a group of civil servants who have to push women of their village to go through mandatory sterilization so that they can fill a government-imposed quota. I wish there was a little more context to the events unfolding on screen—I got a little confused with “registrations” and “residencies”. But the game of cat and mouse that government workers play with the women in order to fill their quota of sterilizations was a chilling, bizzarre reflection on the inhumanity of bureaucracy, and the religious devotion to the brutality that an ideologue state requires from citizens.

Mothers, 2012
Director: Xu Huijing

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