[Marxism] Mongolian Ping Pong

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Nov 11 09:49:09 MST 2006


"Mongolian Ping Pong" has all the elements that made "The Story of 
the Weeping Camel" such an appealing film. It is filmed on location 
in China's Inner Mongolia, uses nonprofessional actors and employs a 
folkloric plot to great advantage.

After seven year old Bilike discovers a ping pong ball floating by in 
a nearby stream, he becomes convinced that it was sent by river 
spirits. After his grandmother assures him that this is true and 
refers to it as a "glowing pearl," it becomes a gift from the gods in 
his youthful eyes. His eventual discovery of the ping pong ball's 
true origins constitutes a coming of age tale that will be appealing 
to all ages. Unlike the cynically packaged "family films" that get 
mass produced in Hollywood, this is the real thing.

full: http://louisproyect.wordpress.com/2006/11/11/mongolian-ping-pong/





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