Hidden Letters

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Hidden Letters

Q&A with director Violet Du Feng

For centuries in China, the once-secret written language of Nüshu was calligraphed on folded fans and handkerchiefs as hidden letters so women could share stories and express solidarity in a repressive era when many women were denied literacy. Confronting patriarchy, two modern women find solace in Nüshu, rediscovering connections between traditional Chinese womanhood and contemporary feminism.

Coming to the JBFC hot off its New York premiere, don’t miss this “extremely moving” (Deadline) documentary.

"One of 2022's most beautiful and transformative documentaries"
Richard Propes, TheIndependentCritic.com
"Hidden Letters sheds light on the patriarchal expectations of women in modern China and serves as a reminder that women have a lot to learn from our ancestors"
Mazzy Oliver Smallwood, Austin Chronicle

This film is part of the Global Watch: Crisis & Social Action series.

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