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'The land where women rule'

China's Mosuo tribe has been living more or less in isolation for centuries - tucked away in the foothills of the Himalayas, on the shores of Lugu Lake.

The community's unique family structure has given rise to a nickname - the Land Where Women Rule.

It is one of the world's last surviving matriarchies, in which there is no traditional father role and inheritance is matrilineal, passed from mother to the oldest daughter.

Filmmaker Milene Larsson spent time with the tribe to tell the story of three generations of Mosuo women.

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