Witness - Madame White Snake

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The leader of an opera troupe fights to keep her community together when their theatre in downtown Shanghai is suddenly slated for demolition. Synopsis: Zhou Guixiang is the leader of a dilapidated opera theatre in one of Shanghai's last remaining informal housing settlements. Having endured dwindling audiences and soaring rent for decades, Zhou and her troupe refuse to follow the fate of similar cultural spaces in the city. But when authorities declare the theatre set for demolition to make way for redevelopment, Zhou and her troupe are given one month to leave the premises. The opera is more than just a way of life for the residents. It's home to a community of marginalised aging artists struggling for space in a rapidly modernising city.

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