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  • Summary: Wang Bing's documentary chronicles the lives of ten-year-old Yingying, six-year-old Zhenzhen, and four-year-old Fenfen as they work in a small village in China's Yunnan province.
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  1. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    May 9, 2013
    100
    Three Sisters documents extreme poverty in rural China with the compassionate eye and inexhaustible patience of a director whose curiosity about his country’s unfortunates never seems to wane.
  2. Reviewed by: Staff [Not Credited]
    May 9, 2013
    80
    An unquestionably eye-opening, deeply human, strikingly lensed look at an impoverished family whose rudimentary living conditions are a sharp riposte to the illusion of China’s economic boom.
  3. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    May 9, 2013
    75
    Wang Bing's no-frills style of documentation visually echoes the preadolescent trio's simple yet unforgiving world and its sense of labor as life.