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Looking China: Three Sisters, unchanged Love for embroidery


10-18-2017 10:00 BJT

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By CCTV.com Panview

Editor's foreword: "Looking China" International Youth Film Project is co-organized by the Academy for International Communication of Chinese Culture (AICCC), Beijing Normal University and Huilin Foundation. The program focuses on the young participants’ personal experiences of Chinese culture and encourages them to discover and tell Chinese stories from their own perspectives.

As of the year 2017, students from all over the world were invited to participate in the project. They were stationed in 12 municipality, provinces and autonomous regions here in China. Every filmmaker has worked out a 10-minute short film about Chinese culture around the topic of "Craftsmanship·Inheritance·Innovation.”

The short movie "Three Sisters," directed by Naite from Myanmar and produced by Hao Fei and Linghu Shaoping, depicts three Mongolian women who have dedicated their lives to embroidery. Siqinbalamu, who won the title of national intangible cultural heritage heir in 2012, as well as her grandmother, parents and two sisters Renqingsubude and Langtengsubude are all inheritors of Mongolian clothes making.

Although Siqinbalamu is 77 years old, she keeps working. She hopes her embroidery skills can be passed down from generation to generation. Three sisters care and support each other. Not only their brilliant embroidery skills can be viewed in the movie, but also their love for each other and solidarity of the family.

By the end of the film, we see three sisters teaching children embroidery. It's the persistence and hard-work that means traditional Mongolian clothes making skills are expected to be passed down and would shine on the modern world T-stage.

With traditional Mongolian throat singing music in the backdrop and beautiful grassland scenes, the movie takes us to Erdos, Inner Monglia where the movie is filmed. If you want to learn more about Inner Mongolian culture, this is a movie you can't miss.

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