How did a village woman's poetry go viral in China? Watch Yu Xiuhua's story in “Still Tomorrow”
Yu Xiuhua, a secluded poet made famous by social media, has the best-selling volume of poetry in China. Despite her unlikely rise to prominence as a writer, the poet is on a search for meaning in a life marked by numerous struggles. This exclusive clip from the documentary “Still Tomorrow” chronicles distressing disputes in her family, her sudden rise as a popular poet and her navigation of a complicated marriage, all of which unfold while she is living in rural China with cerebral palsy. Director Jian Fan skillfully gives us a glimpse into the life of this bold woman who is consistently challenging the status quo.
“Still Tomorrow” makes its national broadcast and streaming debut on the PBS documentary series POV and pov.org on Monday, August 6, 2018, at 10 p.m. ET (check local listings). POV is American television’s longest-running independent documentary series now in its 31st season.Want more documentary content? Tune in for interviews with directors, filmmakers and more on “Salon Talks,” daily at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT and 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, streaming live on YouTube, Facebook and Periscope.