Without Fathers or Husbands

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© Cai
26 minutes / Colour / 1995
Directed by
Hua Cai

Country of production China

The Na are an ethnic group in south-east China. Their particularity is that all the members of each household are consanguineous relatives; their social organisation is absolutely matrilineal and as incest is prohibited, like elsewhere, their sexual life mainly takes the form of nocturnal visits of men to women.

Language and subtitles English (no subtitles)

Region South-East Asia

Country China

Keywords Family / Kinship Collective / Community identity Gender Role and Identity Sex / Sexuality