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  • As China's higher education system becomes more privatized, a new generation of Chinese youth are losing access to it.

    As China's higher education system becomes more privatized, a new generation of Chinese youth are losing access to it.

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  • Wan Chao attends a job fair.

    Wan Chao attends a job fair.

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  • College graduation photo

    College graduation photo

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  • Recent graduates search for employment at a job fair.

    Recent graduates search for employment at a job fair.

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  • Pan Wang

    Pan Wang

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  • Pan Wang’s mother

    Pan Wang’s mother

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  • Teacher Wang

    Teacher Wang

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  • Wan Chao after losing his job

    Wan Chao after losing his job

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  • Wan Chao presents his CV at a job fair.

    Wan Chao presents his CV at a job fair.

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The Film

In China, education is considered the only way out of poverty. But as the nation’s higher education system has largely been privatized by for-profit companies, the future for millions of students is bleak. College is less accessible to Chinese youth than ever before, and without it, they are often shut out of well-paid employment opportunities. What will it mean for coming generations and the future of the nation?

The Filmmakers

  1. Weijun ChenDirector
  2. Don EdkinsProducer