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Criticizing China

Wu Haohao

Release year: 2008

Run time: 118 mins

Film type: Documentary


In the Yingze park Taiyuan City, a group of elderlies would herd together at the bird-feeding point nearly everyday for some talks of political sensitivity of China. From May 20th 2008, Haohao has brought his digital video camera and his colleague to be criticised to the park ,and shot these people for five days. It is a pair of eyes, an act, a performance, a dissemination, a piece of thought, one time criticism, an experience of pain, a quest for meaning.


Director biography

Wu Haohao, born in 1986, Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China; believes in Communism. Engage in paintings, video productions, and drama creations. Video works include: KUN series, Criticizing series, Action series, and Drama series. Criticize backward morality and culture; actively advocate self-improvements and social developments; confront problems directly and strive to working them out. His video works have been nominated in Rotterdam International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Turin International Film Festival, Cannes International Film Festival, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, Munich Underground Documentary Film Festival, Taipei Biennial, Kochi Biennale. Besides, His works have been collected by various art institutions and universities, including Harvard University.