Gaokao Mama

This short film explores the lives of a student's mother at the Maotanchang High School located in a mountainous region of Anhui Province. Maotanchang High School is said to have the greatest number of college entrance (Gaokao) examinees in Asia. In 2017, over 10,000 students will take the Gaokao from here, of whom around 9,000 are taking the exam again after one or more failure. Besides the students, many thousands of their parents come to Maotanchang to live in rented homes to be alongside their offspring at this vital stage in their lives.