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Wild Swans; one of the best books ever written. About 3 generations of women in the most bizarre century China has ever known. this story crawls under your skin. It has helped me to understand the Chinese and their society a bit, while working in China.
CHINA: Critically acclaimed as one of the best films of the year, this seductive, award-winning triumph captivated moviegoers the world over. It's the compelling tale of two lifelong friends unexpectedly caught in a passionate love triangle with the woman who comes between them! Academy Award(R)-nominated, 1993 -- Best Foreign Language Film.
two different markets: top grossing movies for 2011, china vs us
Inspiring, touching, and by some people even frustrating. The film analyzes the failures of the American public education system by following several students as they strive to be accepted into a charter school. It received the Audience Award for best documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Also received the Best Documentary Feature at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards.
A documentary portrait of a one-room school in rural France, where the students (ranging in age from 4 to 11) are educated by a single dedicated teacher.