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Feet Unbound

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Year of participation 2007
Program Documentary Competition

Feet Unbound
Producer(s) Khee-Jin Ng, Wei-Ping Tan
Director(s) Khee-Jin Ng
Script Khee-Jin Ng
Director of Photography Meng-Hing Goh, Paul Leung
Music by Kelly Tang
Sound Justin Seah
Edit Hwee-Ling Low
 

Synopsis

A young woman retraces the footsteps of China's female soldiers of The Long March and encounters untold stories of courage and hope in the face of extreme deprivation and brutality.
This is the never-been-told story of the Chinese Red Army's teenage female soldiers of The Long March - a massive military retreat of over 200, 000 troops on foot over 12, 500 kilometres that lasted from 1934 to 1937.
Elly, a 28-year-old journalist from Beijing, embarks on a 5, 000 kilometre odyssey that takes her from Cangxi in Central China to Xingxingxia in the Gobi Desert northwest of China. Along the way, she uncovers the tragic and chilling story of the destruction of the Western Route Army - the greatest military failure of the Chinese Red Army. This episode of Long March history is largely unknown outside of China.
As she sets out in search of history, she is forced to confront her own identity as a modern Chinese woman.

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