Things are getting kind of crazy in here. Well, they kind of have been for a while. I don't know if America has always felt this divisive and uncertain, but I was 13 when the 9/11 terrorist attacks happened; I wasn't really paying much attention to the world before that, and everything since then has seemed up in the air in one way or another. Foreign wars and government shutdowns aside, look at my generation's relationship to the job market. It's not going so hot; I don't have a Bachelor's Degree yet, but I feel ok about that because it's essentially worthless right now. I know literally two people my age who have careers in the fields they studied. Our economy has been doing silly things. I just try to keep my head down and barrel forward best I can.
Economy is global, however, and Americans aren't the only ones facing difficulties. We're going to look at China today, with the help of documentarian Marlo Poras and her film The Mosuo Sisters, playing now at Village 8 Theaters and closing out the Asian Film Series. Juma and Latso are the titular siblings, who come from a small Himalayan village but lived in Beijing. They lost their jobs there and so return home. But a big city way of life alters your view on the world, and so one leaves to once again try her luck in the city, while the other stays home, giving up her educational aspirations in order to keep her family fed. The Mosuo Sisters tells their story.
The Mosuo Sisters will play at Village 8 until Thursday, October 10. Village 8 is located at 4014 Dutchmans Lane. Further theater information and showtimes can be found at the Village 8 website.
Image: film official website