LEFTOVER WOMEN at Budapest International Documentary Festival

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Directors Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia and LEFTOVER WOMEN contributor Stephanie (Qiu Hua Mei) attended the Budapest International Documentary Festival 2020

The Budapest International Documentary Festival took place in Hungary’s Cinema City Allee between 27 January and 2 February. LEFTOVER WOMEN’s director/producers Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia attended the festival and took part in Q&A sessions along with contributor Stephanie (Qiu Hua Mei) who was also in attendance.

Part of the festival’s #fightforyouridentity category, the film enjoyed sold out shows, which lead to the festival putting on additional screenings.

With 30 million more men than women, social stability in China is under threat. “Leftover Women” is how the Chinese describe educated, cosmopolitan women who are not married and settled by the time they reach their mid-twenties. Through marriage markets, matchmakers, and government-sponsored dating events, the film follows three hopeful singles who, under immense pressure, are determined to find love on their own terms.

For more on LEFTOVER WOMEN see here.

 

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