Dr Elena Barabantseva’s ‘Border People’ screened at MCI Seminar Series

On Tuesday, 12 March 2019, Dr Elena Barabantseva’s documentary on marriage migration in South China was screened and debated at MCI Seminar Series.

How does the border enter and shape a family life? What does it mean to the people who cross the border for marriage? This film juxtaposes a personal story of Meihua, a Vietnamese Yao woman who married a Yao man in China, with the stories and ritual practices that the Yao elders pass on to the young generation amidst the Chinese state’s ambitious border development plans and ethnic revival strategies.

The film screening was followed by Dr Barabantseva's reflections on the use of film making practices in research.

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