According to Changsha Evening News
, Xu Mingwen, an ordinary farmer from Hunan
, recently made a TV drama named Father, I Should Not Lie to You
. He was both the actor and director of this drama. It debuted in the Liuyang Sixth High School, and some 3,000 teachers and students had watched it.
The TV series tells a simple story that a college student named Hu Wenrong from a poor rural area. She often dreams of living in luxury. She asks her parents to buy her computer for use in study but actually he wants to buy a cell phone. Her parents have already borrowed a lot of money for her college tuition, and can not but only earn money by collecting garbage. Finally her father is sent to hospital because of overwork. It is only then that Hu regrets to what a wrong thing she has done before. Most viewers thought it was a good drama. Some of them even broke into tears when they watched the touching scenes.
This TV series was also shown through the local TV station before this year's National Day holiday. Many locals also watched it and believed "it reflects our daily life in the countryside faithfully."
Peng Yiping, headmaster of the Liuyang Gugang High School believes Xu is really courageous to invest hundreds of thousands of yuan shooting a TV drama. He also thinks the drama demonstrates farmers' frugality mindfulness that should call upon young generation to learn.
(China News Service October 13, 2006)