Not much is recorded about this early call for women's rights, a minor Shanghai studio's only production. But it still is of historical significance, as leading lady Xie Caizhen also directed the film, making her the first female director in Chinese motion picture history. Although I have been unable to find any personal information about her, she was a frequent supporting player for Dan Duyu's Shanghai Shadow Play Company in the early 1920s, with at least one credited role in《Back Home From the City》(1925).
Guchu Beisheng (1925) 孤雏悲声 (An Orphan's Cry)
literal English title: Pitiful Cry of the Lonely Bird
Nan Xing (Southern Star). B&W. Silent. 9 reels. Premiered December 20, 1925 at the Victoria Theater. Direction: Xie Caizhen. Screenplay: Lu Zutong. Cast: Xie Caizhen, Jiang Zhipeng, Yu Yunqing.
[left, Xie Caizhen in a scene from her self-directed film]