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The Ninth Grade

Part of the Series : The Left-Behind Children Trilogy
3-Year Streaming Price: $169.95



The ninth grade symbolizes the end of nine-year compulsory education in China. It depends on students’ performance in the High School Entrance Examination to decide if they can continue studying. The film tells the story of a group of children from an honors class preparing for the examination in Hunan province. Most of them are left-behind children, and studying has become the only way to have better future. However, as adolescents facing heavy homework, the pressure of preparing for the exam, the lack of funds and family education, they are at a crossroads in their lives… Can they change their own destiny?

Length: 69 minutes

Item#: BVL240146

Copyright date: ©2014

Reviews & Awards

“What moved me about this film are the left-behind children in the mountain village. It made us think more about family, education and society. Documentaries are not about seeking novelty but seeing something that resonates with you.” Yi Tian, Douban reviewer “It’s rare to see such a true documentary about education.” Ling Zi De Jiao Luo, Douban reviewer

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