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The Chinese legend of the butterfly lovers
Although only boys were allowed at the Confucius Academy, what Zhu Yingtai wanted was to go to school. She begged her parents to let her attend dressed as a boy and, seeing her determination and clever disguises, they finally agreed— as long as she kept her identity a secret and later returned to the traditional path they'd set for her. Lijun Zhang shares the Chinese myth of the butterfly lovers. [Directed by Amir Houshang Moein, narrated by Pen-Pen Chen, music by Salil Bhayani, cAMP Studio].