PeaceWomen Across the Globe


Peace Women Across the Globe

 

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Greening the Mu Us Desert Mountains (36 Minutes) 2011-12

Available with subtitles in Chinese, English, Arabic, German, Spanish, French, Turkish, Korean. Portuguese

http://commons.ln.edu.hk/kfcrd_videos/11/

English

25 years ago, Yin Yuzhen was married into the vast, desolate desert in Inner Mongolia. In order to survive, she started to plant trees in the desert. She was thrilled when initially 1 to 2 trees survived, then dozens, then hundreds. Up to now, she and her husband have planted more than 5000 hectares of trees.

She has chosen to bind her destiny intimately to the desert. From an ordinary rural woman to the CEO of a company for greening the desert, Yin is changing herself at the same time when she changes the desert. What remains unchanged is her dream, her dream to expand the green in the desert.

Producers: Lau Kin Chi, Dai Jinhua, Zhao Ling, Lam Tsz Man

Director: Kou Yanding

Publisher: China office of PeaceWomen Across the Globe, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

 

The Path to the Mountains (39 Minutes) 2011-12

Available with subtitles in Chinese, English, Arabic, German, Spanish, French, Turkish

http://commons.ln.edu.hk/kfcrd_videos/10/

English

This documentary presents the endeavor of Chinese PeaceWoman CHENG Wei who gave up her comfortable life as a teacher in Beijing to return, at the turn of the millennium, to a remote mountain region in Shanxi Province where she had been during the Cultural Revolution, to help the local villagers in building roads, getting electricity and water, and sending children to school.

 

Producers: Lau Kin Chi, Dai Jinhua, Zhao Ling, Lam Tsz Man

Director: Kou Yanding

Publisher: China office of PeaceWomen Across the Globe, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

 

The Journey of Peace: Knowledge Exchange and Action of PeaceWomen from the Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan (85 mins) 2010-12

Available with subtitles in Chinese and English

http://commons.ln.edu.hk/kfcrd_videos/9/

The film shows the relationship between knowledge and peace by demonstrating how PeaceWomen from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan exchange their knowledge of environmental protection, organic farming, urban and rural interactions, community building and food processing in different journeys and encounters.

Producers: Chan Shun Hing

Publisher: China office of PeaceWomen Across the Globe, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

 

My Drum, My Song: the Community Music of Yongxin Women Peace Drum Troupe (76 mins) 2011-2

Available with subtitles in Chinese and English

http://commons.ln.edu.hk/kfcrd_videos/8/

In a beautiful Hakka village in Jiangxi province, a time forgotten singing and music tradition is being revived through the practice of a women’s drum troupe. This inspiring process shows us the possibility of tradition in these modern days and the effect of music on community building and personal growth of women.

Producers: Cheng Kin Yip, Chan Wai Fong

Publisher: China office of PeaceWomen Across the Globe, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

 

Happy Community Kitchen (48 mins) 2011-2

Available with subtitles in Chinese and English

http://commons.ln.edu.hk/kfcrd_videos/7/

The PeaceWomen from Hong Kong organized the event “Happy [email protected] Community” in Tuen Mun and the demolished Choi Yuen Village. Other than cooking “meals with names” for the participants, the event has also brought to life the people, land, passion, and community network behind food.

Producers: Chan Shun Hing

Publisher: China office of PeaceWomen Across the Globe, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

 

Pasture Beneath the Fruit Trees: the Ecological Story of Lijiazhuang Village, Fenyang, Shanxi (24 mins) 2011-3

Available with subtitles in Chinese and English

http://commons.ln.edu.hk/kfcrd_videos/6/

The PeaceWomen from Lijiazhuang Village, Shanxi decided to gradually use bio-liquid to substitute pesticide and to use pasture to improve production in their fruit growing process. After two years’ experiment, villagers were inspired by the success and saw the possibilities of organic farming and its significance in ecology.

Producers: Chan Wai Fong

Publisher: China office of PeaceWomen Across the Globe, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

 

Paradise on Earth (20 mins) 2011-3

Available with subtitles in Chinese and English

http://commons.ln.edu.hk/kfcrd_videos/5/

Guangming Village of Mengsong in Xishuang Banna, Yunnan Province is a paradise on earth. But under the mainstream profit-oriented economic development, the nature and livelihoods of villagers are under serious threats. The PeaceWomen there tried different means to protect the environment and keep their life intact and sustainable, including looking for alternative markets for their organic tea.

Producers: Zhao Qun, Luo Yan, You Nei, Fa Nei

Publisher: China office of PeaceWomen Across the Globe, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

 

Strength that grows from everyday life: women’s peace action (42 mins) 2011-8

Available with subtitles in Chinese and English

http://commons.ln.edu.hk/kfcrd_videos/4/

The peace actions of women are rooted in their everyday life where they gain their strength for actions too. The result of their actions also has an effect on life. It’s a cycle that never stops, just like the eco-farming, the urban-rural interaction and the community building work that they do. The three stories included here demonstrate our reflection on the issue of peace and gender.

Producers: Chan Shun Hin, Chan Wai Fong

Publisher: China office of PeaceWomen Across the Globe, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

 

Profiles of Chinese PeaceWomen (27mins) 2009

Available with subtitles in Chinese and English

http://commons.ln.edu.hk/kfcrd_videos/3/

An introduction of the PeaceWomen project in China.

Producers: Pan Yong

Director: Kou Yanding

Publisher: China office of PeaceWomen Across the Globe, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

 

Making possible the impossible (53 mins) 2007-5

Available with subtitles in Chinese, English, Arabic, German, Spanish, French, Korean

http://commons.ln.edu.hk/kfcrd_videos/2/

English

Through 4 PeaceWomen in Hong Kong, this documentary focuses on the violence in body, mind, spirit and system-even in the seemingly peaceful Hong Kong, and how they face all these different kinds of violence and make their own contribution in daily life.

Producers: Lau Kin Chi, Dai Jinhua, Chan Shun Hin

Publisher: China office of PeaceWomen Across the Globe, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

 

Let the World See (45 mins) 2007-5

Available with subtitles in Chinese, English, Arabic, German, Portuguse, Spanish, French, Korean, Russian

http://commons.ln.edu.hk/kfcrd_videos/1/

English

PEACE is…

“All girls from poor families could go to university”;

“The desert to become oasis, human beings and nature in harmony”;

“Gender equality, Muslims and non-Muslims in solidarity”;

“All kids, rural or urban, male or female, should have the right to receive education”……

These definitions of peace are given by ordinary women from Mainland China. As questions of development, poverty, environmental deterioration, urban-rural division, and unequal educational opportunities become more acute, these women have to tackle visible and invisible violence in their everyday life with different practices, courage and wisdom.

This documentary explores new concepts of peace largely through the stories of three women: Wang Pinsong, a rural women living beside the Jin Sha River; Jin Meihua, a woman imam in a Muslim mosque; Zhang Shuqin, a director of a home for children of convicts. It hopes to let the world see the outstanding contribution to peace by these ordinary Chinese women.

Producers: Lau Kin Chi, Dai Jinhua, Chan Shun Hin

Publisher: China office of PeaceWomen Across the Globe, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.