China and Inner Asia
The End Of Bitterness
Directed by Adam K. Frost. 2018. 38 minutes
Country/Region Featured: China
The End of Bitterness explores the phenomenon of begging in the context of a rapidly changing China. Through these three episodic vignettes, the film offers a window into the everyday lives of beggars, both in the cities where they work and in the rural communities that they call home. It shows that while begging is a practice that takes place in urban space, it is a phenomenon born of poverty in the countryside.
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