My dad wont let me audition for the liberation army !!
Ji-li is just like any other teenage girl. She goes to school, gets annoyed at her siblings, and dreams of becoming an actress one day, just like her mom.
This doesn't impact her life all that much until she's chosen to audition for the super-competitive Liberation Army dance troupe. Dad doesn't agree with her choice.
Ji-li thought she had the perfect family life. She tells her teacher the news the next day, but she remains confused by the whole thing. Ji-li can't spend too much time worrying, though, because the Cultural Revolution is at hand.
People have shut down ji-li favorite store (book store)
Guards raid her home and takes away everything her and her mother have own