China Arts. Cui Xiumen
Standard definition. 720p
Reel Duration: 7’26”
China is not immune to the problems of child abuse and predatory sexual behavior. In one shocking incident, Cui Xiumen — an artist who has won international acclaim — relates the story of a nine-year old girl she knew growing up who was impregnated by a 75-year old man. These are some of the dark memories that have inspired Cui Xiumen’s art, and her courage to expose these painful issues to a society that remains in deep denial.
This excerpt was shot in Beijing while making the film “China Arts, Here and There, Now and Then“ in 2008.