Left Behind

Left Behind is a seven-minute documentary about a nine-year-old left-behind child from a rural village of China, who badly needs love from her divorced parents. The left-behind children in China are children who are left behind in rural areas by their parents who leave to work in urban areas. According to Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs, as of August 2018, there were 6.97 million left-behind children in rural China. Many of these children face developmental and emotional challenges because of the lack of parental care. The film explores the lives of the left-behind children through the eyes of a village girl from Guizhou Province of China.

  • Maggie Ding
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 3, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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Director - Maggie Ding