Nv Shu, the world’s only known written language for women, originated in Jiangyong County, Central China’s Hunan Province. In ancient times, Chinese women were forced to tightly bandage their feet to alter their shape for aesthetic purposes. They were forbidden to learn to read and write in that era of constraints. Therefore, Jiangyong women jointly created their own language, Nv Shu, to communicate and express their feelings towards each other. Nevertheless, due to the custom of “burning the book after death” in this script, Nv Shu has rarely been passed down and is now on the verge of extinction. Confronted with the situation that Nv Shu nearly lost, its commercialization, pressure from public opinion and other difficulties, Hu Xin, the youngest Nv Shu inheritor, stays true to the original aspiration and is determined to inherit Nv Shu. With the help of the Nv Shu ambassador, Chen Lixin, she has gradually disseminated Nv Shu and its spirits to the whole country and the world at large.
Directed by Zhuoheng Liu (China)