France - Hong Kong | 2012 | Color | Documentary | 89 min
The daily life of three little sisters, YING, ZHEN and FEN, who live alone in a small village family house in the Yunnan province in China. The father works in the valley a few hundred kilometers down the mountain and the mother has left long ago. The little girls don’t go to school, spending their days working in the fields or wondering in the village. Quite and patient, YING takes care of her two sisters and does most of the fieldwork. Sometime, they help their grandfather and aunt in exchange for a meal. One day the father returns from the city. Worrying that his girls would grow up without someone taking care of them, he decides to take with him the younger ones to the city and leave YING alone under the supervision of her grandfather.
In association with
HUANG Wenhai, LI Peifeng, WANG Bing
Sylvie FAGUER, MAO Hui
ARTE France - La Lucarne