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An Investigation by Citizens

Ai Xiaoming

Release year: 2009

Run time: 64 mins

Film type: Documentary

Synopsis

After the Sichuan Earthquake, the media in the mainland China ceased to report on the catastrophe of the school collapse. The activist Tan ZuoRen and volunteers were still running between the sites of the toppled schools. They wanted to find out the reasons for the school collapse. Later, Beijing artist Ai Weiwei joined them...

 

Director biography

A feminist professor at Sun Yat-Sen (Zhongshan) University, the Director of the Comparative Literature Section in the Department of Chinese, and the Program Leader of the Sex/Gender Education Forum. She has also worked as a translator and director for the Chinese version of the performance 'The Vagina Monologues.' Additionally, she has collaborated with Hu Jie on documentaries such as 'Taishi Village,' 'Painting for the Revolution - Peasant Paintings from Hu County, China,' 'White Rainbow,' and 'The Vagina Monologues: Stories from China.' The latter was selected for the Women’s Film Festival organized by City University of New York as a side event of the United Nations' 49th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.