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I want to be a people's representative

Jia Zhitan

Release year: 2013

Run time: 74 mins

Film type: Documentary


In the director's words: "I am a farmer who has taken part in the film-making project in the Pasture Working Station. I spent my eight-year pastime on making the documentary films. Shimen County where my village is located hold the general election.I thought I have been always giving my voice in represent of my countrymen and helping them solve the problems. Thus I am absolutely qualified to be elected as deputy to the NPC. So I initiate to take part in the election and wish this can become a platform for me to serve for the countrymen. The result is far beyond my expectation. Using the camera in my hand, I record this process of the citizens fighting for their legal rights."


Director biography

Jia Zhitan is a male villager from Yuanyichang Village, Bayun Township, Shimen County, Hunan Province. He was born in 1951 and joined the Caochangdi Village Documentary Project when he was 60 years old.