Li Cunxin’s (pronounced “Lee Schwin-sing”) best selling 2003 autobiography, tells the story of his journey from a poverty-stricken childhood in rural China, to becoming a leading classical ballet star.
This truly moving film is a must see for any ballet loving soul. Li shows that if you have a dream, hard work and determination by pushing yourself to be stronger is the key to success.
After his staying period expires, he refuses to go back to China. Being the determined person that he is, he continues to persuade the Chinese and American government to let him stay. Luckily enough, he is allowed to, but freedom comes with a price. There forth, he is banned from ever going back to China. His family could never afford to come to America and visit him; will he ever see them again?