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People are Many, Fields are Small


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From the Taiwan series in the Faces of Change collection
by Richard Chen and Frank Tsai
color, 32 min, 1974
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Three farm families, engaged in Taiwan's long summer two-crop rice cycle, compare their lives to those of industrial laborers. Both pride and anger are expressed concerning conditions of a farm life.


About the Faces of Change collection
This revolutionary series of 26 - 16mm films and videos, funded by the National Science Foundation, produced by Norman Miller and documented by some of the finest ethnographic filmmakers of our time is now available through D.E.R. The films examine 5 cultures selected for the diversity of their geographic location: starting with the China Coast at sea level and moving up to Taiwan, then to Afghanistan, Kenya and finally to the mountains of Bolivia. Each location is examined through 5 themes: Rural Society, Education, Rural Economy, Women, and Beliefs. Detailed instructors notes are available for an additional $10.00.


other films from the Taiwan series:
A Chinese Farm Wife
A Rural Cooperative
They Call Him "Ah Kung"
Wet Culture Rice



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