Mao's Last Dancer
By Matilda Pierucci
Mao's Last Dancer directed by Bruce Beresford
In the film Mao’s Last Dancer the main character Li faces many challenges. Li Cunxin is a young boy who lives in China in the time of the Cultural revolution. The director, Bruce Beresford, uses film techniques, effects and themes to help the audience connect to Li’s difficulties and all the challenges he must face.
Li looking up at all the skyscrapers when he first arrives in America
ONE OF THE CONFLICTS LI FACES STARTS WHEN....
Another challenge Li faces is Racism .....
Relevance in todays society
Another Conflict Li faced that is still relevant in society is separation between families and having to flee countries. In 2014 Australia provided a home for 11,970 refugees who had to flee their countries for various reasons, whether it be war, economy or terrorism. Most of these people came from poor and neglected countries such as Iraq, Thailand, Nepal and many more. With the use and availability of social media nowadays things are a bit easier for some. I myself have experienced this and still do everyday, when i was 5 i had to leave my country of birth, Italy, to come to australia, i travelled with my mother and brother but left behind my father and the rest of the family, being across the world from each other is very hard but like Li i do everything to make my family back home proud and with the use of social media i am able to connect with them and make them participate in my dreams and accomplishments.