THESE SHOES WEREN'T MADE FOR WALKING

THESE SHOES WEREN'T MADE FOR WALKING

    Price: $265.00

    Code: 1699
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Paul Lee
    1995, 27 minutes
    Purchase: $265 Classroom Rental: $55

    Filmmaker Paul Lee explores the lives of four generations of Chinese women in his family, using their shoes-from the four-inch silk sandals made for his great- grandmother's bound feet during the Ching Dynasty to the Italian leather pumps of his career-minded sister-as a reference point for the cultural and social forces which have shaped their lives. Through the stories of his paternal grandmother, mother, paternal aunt, and sister-including vivid accounts of their childhoods, marital arrangements, children, and options and aspirations in life-the film reveals the courage of generations of Chinese women in facing the fears and uncertainties of life in a new land. Shot in Toronto and Hong Kong, the film addresses the Chinese audience in continental Asia, as well as diasporic communities around the world, and, by extension, women of all cultures who are dislocated through immigration and changing cultural environments.



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