Many of the children in China are not raised by their parents. The parents work all year and only see their children during the Chinese New Year. The kids stay with grand parents in the villages. This is a great film. I watched it with Sarah. She said she is glad she lives in Germany. I'm glad she does too! It is a sad film and I wouldn't show it to a child that can not handle the emotions. Sarah really only watched a small part of the film, then she went and played. I was at the train station in the film.