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Author: Catherine Lim; Mai Yun Wong; Ciné Fête,
Publisher: Montreal, QC : CinéFête, 2008.
Series: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tears of mourning ... it's an act of filial piety, a tribute to the dead of how much he or she is being missed with their passing. The more tears that are shed at the funeral, the better. So enter a unique group of people, the professional mourners whose tears are for sale. Shot in China, Taiwan and India, this documentary enters the lives of these professional mourners as they try to keep the tradition alive and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Additional Physical Format: Videodisc version:
Tears for sale.
Montreal, QC : CinéFête, 2008
(OCoLC)575512776
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Lim; Mai Yun Wong; Ciné Fête,
OCLC Number: 877880327
Language Note: This edition in English and Chinese with Chinese and English subtitles.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014).
Event notes: Recorded in Taiwan, China and India.
Description: 1 online resource (50 min.)
Series Title: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
Responsibility: directed and produced by Wong Mai Yun.

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Tears of mourning ... it's an act of filial piety, a tribute to the dead of how much he or she is being missed with their passing. The more tears that are shed at the funeral, the better. So enter a unique group of people, the professional mourners whose tears are for sale. Shot in China, Taiwan and India, this documentary enters the lives of these professional mourners as they try to keep the tradition alive and their arduous journey walking down the valley of death.

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