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Enemy of the State

Ai Xiaoming

Release year: 2010

Run time: 48 mins

Film type: Documentary


On 9 February 2010, the trial of Tan Zuoren for inciting subversion of the state was held at the Chengdu Intermediate People's Court. The filmmakers overcame many difficulties to record the three days before and after the verdict and how Tan Zuoren's friends and relatives feel and how the lawyers are working ......


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.