Leftover Women

  • 2019
  • Israel
  • 1h 25min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Hilla Medalia, Shosh Shlam

Young and single Chinese women are under pressure to marry as soon as possible not to be 'leftovers'.

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In China, unmarried women over the age of 27 are deemed “sheng nu” or “leftover”. As an effect of the now-defunct one-child policy there are 30 million more men than women, leaving single women under immense social pressures to marry, and fast, or be rejected from society.

Public dating contests, “marriage markets” where city sidewalks are lined with parents advertising their children’s attributes, and government-sponsored matchmaking festivals are just some of the humiliating ordeals that unwed women face.

Following the screening we welcome filmmaker Shosh Shlam and gender issues writer Dr Sun Jinyu for a ScreenTalk.

Israel 2019 Dir Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia 84 min

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