Super, Girls! (Chao Ji Nu Sheng)

JIAN Yi. China, 2007. Documentary, 73 min.
Mandarin w/ English subtitles.

super_girls-thumb “As entertaining as it is revelatory” – Ronnie Scheib, Variety

SUPER, GIRLS! follows ten female teenagers on their quest to become instant superstars on China’s biggest television show.

The Chinese equivalent of “American Idol,” the “Super Girls Singing Contest” spawned an unprecedented pop culture phenomenon. Drawing over 400 million viewers, the show’s runaway popularity spurred the Chinese government to ban it after only two seasons.

The film provides unparalleled, intimate access into the contestants’ lives over several months. Through candid interviews and footage of nail-biting auditions and competitions, SUPER, GIRLS! offers a fascinating look inside what the Chinese media have dubbed “the Lost Generation” and their startling takes on sexuality and success in the new China.

Director’s Bio:
Jian Yi



Select Film Festivals:

Cambridge Film Festival
Minneapolis Film Festival

Film Clip:

**This title is available in all territories except China
DVD (Colleges, Universities, Institutions)
DVD (K-12, Public Libraries, Select Groups)
Home DVD $29.95 Buy on Amazon
Digital Download (Purchase)
Digital Download (Rental)
Public Performance Exhibition (NTSC Beta, DVD)

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