Four Sisters from Baima 白馬四姐妹
The Baima tribe is a Tibetan branch that still maintained primitive matriarchy and lived on hunting not long ago. In 1999, as a protective measure against the disastrous floods in the area where the Baima tribe has always lived, the government decided to blockade the mountain area and hunting was no longer allowed. This forced the tribe to change its traditional lifestyle. The four sisters in the documentary are the most beautiful girls in the Baima tribe. Blessed with native talents like singing and dancing, they are among the first to explore the local tourist business. They make money through performing for tourists and this caused controversy among the villagers. However, some of them followed the four sisters’ example and joined the tourism business. The once quiet village is getting restless everyday ever since.
Directed by Zhang Tongdao, 68 mins; 2003; English Subtitles
張同道《白馬四姐妹》 68 mins, 2003 (Four Sisters From BaiMa)
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