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Title Little Moth / directed by Peng Tao
Published Honolulu, HI : Asia Pacific Films, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (99 min.)
Series Asian film online
Asian film online
Summary Based on Tianguang Bai's novel of the same title, Xue Chan (Little Moth) is the poignant story of a young girl named Little Moth who has lost the use of her legs due to a disease of the blood. With no mother to take care of her, Little Moth's father sells her to a poor couple who plan to put the child to work as a street beggar. However, after developing a soft spot for the child, Little Moth's new 'mother,' Guihua, secretly tries to cure her charge of her disease by giving her herbal remedies. When Xue Chan meets Xiao Chun, a one-armed boy who has also been sold into a life of begging, the two decide to run away. Desperately concerned about the whereabouts of Little Moth, who she has come to love, Guihua leaves her husband to search for the young girl. This heartbreaking narrative uncovers the serious issue of child exploitation in China and points to the difficult economic conditions everyday people face. Awards/Festivals: Interfaith Award - Special Commendation, Brisbane International Film Festival 2008; Nominated Achievement in Directing, Asia Pacific Screen Awards, 2007; Nominated Best Screenwriter, Asian Film Awards, 2008; Screened at Hong Kong, Locarno, Bucharest and Cairo International Film Festivals
Previously released as DVD
This edition in Mandarin with English subtitles
Subject Bai, Tianguang -- Film adaptations.
Adoptive parents -- China -- Drama.
Beggars -- China -- Drama.
Children with disabilities -- Abuse of -- China -- Drama.
Runaway children -- China -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings.
Film adaptations.
Form Streaming video
Author Peng, Tao.
Asia Pacific
Other Titles Original title: Xue Chan