Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
Asia Society members : Free admission
Non-members : Free admission
Registration at : 17:30
Event starts at : 18:00
Jia Yi is a playful seven year old girl who has just started school in rural China. Along with her younger brother, she is one of 60 million left-behind children - a lost generation in modern China whose parents are forced to leave their rural homes for cities in search of jobs. Jia Yi and her younger brother travel thousands of miles with their grandfather for the rare opportunity to visit their migrant worker parents in the city. Though loved and cherished by her parents, Jia Yi struggles with separation anxiety whilst being an older sister and caregiver to her brother. As they learn to overcome loneliness and separation, they become more resilient yet still display a child-like innocence. The post-screening discussion with director Jiang Nengjie and other experts will explore the complex issues of left-behind children in Mainland China.