Tears of Little Emperors

Synopsis
With the one-child policy in China, parents tend to spoil their child, and the problems associated with the so-called "little emperors" are well known. But there is no sign that the fever-pitch education boom, which puts a great burden on children, is abating. Children are beginning to suffer psychological problems from the pressure, and the Chinese government has been warning of the over-emphasis on scholastic ability. Focusing on the fifth-grade class of a public elementary school in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province, Tears of Little Emperors shows the efforts of parents and the school to press their children to study and the stress and strain that some children suffer.