Not One Less
Monday, September 10
Presented by: Vanderbilt University Chinese
China (1999) Dir: Yimou Zhang. In a village in China mired in poverty, the teacher must leave for a month and can find only a 13-year old girl to substitute. He leaves one stick of chalk for each day and promises her an extra ten yuan if there’s not one less student when he returns. When one student turns up missing, she travels to the city to look for him in a place where thousands of children are working in the underground labor force or begging on the street. Mandarin with English subtitles. Rated G. 106 mins. DVD. Funding provided by VUCA.