by Hans Johnson

French sculptor Prune Nourry has an exhibit currently at the China Institute in New York City. It is modeled after the famous archaelogical discovery of the Terracotta Warriors near the tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of all China toward the end of the 3rd Century B.C.

Like those ancient statues, this exhibit (of 108 figures) is of different individuals. But they represent something more poignant: the more than 40 million Chinese girls who have been aborted because of their gender, primarily because of the One-Child Policy.

Nourry based the first models on eight orphan girls she had photographed. By selling them she has funded more than three years of their education.


Also bringing to light the issue of female gendercide, we recommend the documentary, It’s a Girl, available for viewing in its entirety on Hulu and Netflix.

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