We saw Leftover Women (Hilla Medalia & Shosh Shlam, 2019), a documentary now playing at the Hot Docs Festival. This movie follows several women in China who are facing pressures—from family, from friends, from society, and from the government—because now that they are in their late 20s and early 30s, they are in danger of being considered “too old” to be married.
Chris, Lochin, and Kirsty explore their reactions to the movie after the screening. How does it compare to the pressures we’re more familiar with for young women to get married? How did it get such intimate shots? Is anything getting lost in translation?