“When The Bough Breaks” to Screen at Documentary Fortnight
"When The Bough Breaks" (dir. Ji Dan)
Ji Dan‘s When the Bough Breaks will screen on Monday, February 20 and Wednesday, February 22nd as part of the Documentary Fortnight at MoMa. The American premiere of the documentary will be followed by a discussion with director Ji Dan.
Documentary Fortnight summarizes the film as follows:
Two girls growing up in poverty on the outskirts of Beijing seek to ensure a better future for themselves and their brother. Determined to continue their education, the girls square off with their stubborn, troubled parents. The family’s tense exchanges are captured as the young women try to negotiate a path to independence, security, and adulthood. The film shows how some children are forced to grow up too early, with little support and no adults to lead the way.