For centuries, women in southern China were denied access to education. Defying social boundaries, they developed a written language of their own called Nushu. As women continue to gain access to education, Nushu is at risk of disappearing. Filmmaker Jing Liu captures how, with exposure to the public, the once-secret language is thriving in a new way, even while facing extinction.
Presented by Penn Museum and cosponsored by Penn's Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality & Women; Cinema and Media Studies Program; Center for East Asian Studies; and Wolf Humanities Center; and Philadelphia Asian American Film and Filmmakers.