BEI BEI
(77 min) China/Thailand/US
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Directors:
Marion Lipschutz, Rose Rosenblatt

Description:

Bei Bei is a legal and political drama with two extraordinary women at its center: one, a Chinese immigrant charged with first degree murder and the other, a successful white collar lawyer who unwittingly finds herself defending a woman against legally unprecedented charges. Extraordinary access to Bei Bei and Linda as they fight the charges, culminating in an unexpected and surprising resolution, is counterpointed by Bei Bei and Linda’s personal narrative. Along the way, Linda & Bei Bei uncover hidden political motives behind the case that could affect many more women than just Bei Bei. The film is an in depth look at how political, cultural and legal forces can conspire to disrupt and wreck the lives of societies’ most vulnerable and marginalized people.

Biography:

Rose Rosenblatt and Marion Lipschutz first met while working on The Human Language, a PBS series on Linguistics. They formed Incite Pictures, and its not for profit arm, Cine Qua Non, to make documentaries that educate, entertain and inspire. State V Shuai is the latest in a series of portraits on women whose personal stories dramatize the fraught terrain of reproductive rights and justice in the United States. State V Shuai focuses on the political and legal issues surrounding the high stakes criminal trial of a Chinese immigrant woman accused of murder and attempted feticide. Young Lakota, which aired on Independent Lens as part of the Women and Girls Lead Initiative in November 2013, follows Sunny & Serena Clifford on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation as they are caught up in a political maelstrom around abortion rights. The Education of Shelby Knox, chronicles a fight over sex education in Lubbock, Texas that transformed a teenage girl from an abstinence pledging Southern Baptist to an outspoken feminist and gay rights advocate. 

Contact information:

w: beibeifilm.com
e: info@incite-pictures.com 

 



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