During the Chinese government's national campaign on "equal" education, discover the different reality of a city versus a countryside boy as they both go to school.
"What an interesting and heartbreaking film!"
In 2014, the Chinese government started a new national campaign on equal elementary education, but at the same time strengthened the residential registration system to segregate the rural and urban areas. Through this observational documentary we watch as class and regional lines collide to debunk the Chinese propaganda about equality.
The truth is revealed that the elementary education in China puts young children under unbearable and shocking pressure, which is what I’ve personally suffered from while growing up. Now as an adult, in reviewing the education I received in China I discovered the influence it had on me and what it is still doing to children today that come from different backgrounds.
"I couldn't get enough of it… great film… very realistic… exquisite."
The film has a natural style…the social issue this film focuses on is the most important aspect that people who care about the education system in China should worry about.
The filmmaker captured the unfiltered life of two children in the most natural way…the film has an interesting structure where we travel back and forth between the contrasting lives they lead.
The disparity between city and rural area students is shocking.
Under the same sky, lives are different. Who takes responsibility?....