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or hundreds of years, women in China’s agricultural province of Hunan have kept a language hidden from the world. Mothers and sisters would communicate with each other in an exclusive writing system called Nushu. Unintelligible to men, this secret language gave women the power to express their sadness and hopes in an era that barred them from political and social life.

This film is an evocative visual tapestry of this history.

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