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SPARROW VILLAGE

CHRISTINE CHOY

United States / 2003 / 26'

In a rural village in southwest China, a group of children have a yearning for education. They come from poor illiterate families who find it difficult to scrape together the money to send their daughters to school. The documentary follows the children in their weekly three hour trek to the local school. Among the teachers there is only one woman and her presence is a great inspiration; she encourages the girls to study and urges them to progress. We witness the sadness of one family that cannot afford to pay for their daughter’ s education any more and are forced to withdraw her from the scool, thus shattering her hopes of entering a profession that will give her a better future.

Director

CHRISTINE CHOY