City of Women
Sixty years ago, China instigated what were - at the time - the world's most advanced laws guaranteeing women's rights, with Chairman Mao conceding "half the sky" to Chinese women. City of Women is a story about the crossroads of women's lives in today's China. The story is told through the eyes and lives of three Chinese women, the lives of whom represent the changes and realities of women in today's Shanghai, China's biggest city and the spearhead of its economic success. Director Karin Totterman moved to Shanghai in 2002 and lived there for five years, trying to figure out both the Chinese language, culture and society. Karin can thus provide an insight into the film that is neither Western nor Chinese, but includes an understanding about both.