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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 in Sun Yat-Sen (Zhongshan) University, director of the Comparative Literature Section in Department of Chinese, program leader of Sex/Gender Education Forum, translator and director for the performance: The Vagina Monologue, a Chinese version. Documentaries jointly produced with Hu Jie are , , and < The Vagina Monologue, Stories from China>. The latter was selected in Women’s Films Festival organized by City University of New York as a side event of the United Nation’s 49th session of commission on the status of women.