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Our Children

Ai Xiaoming

Release year: 2009

Run time: 73 mins

Film type: Documentary


This film captures the stories that took place before and after the May 12, 2008 Sichuan earthquake. The narrators are mainly the parents of the students who were killed, interspersed with commentary from media workers, independent scholars, internet writers, geologists, environmentalists and legal practitioners. They express their views on the Sichuan earthquake from a variety of perspectives. The film is Ai's first documentary on the jerry-built projects of the Wenchuan earthquake.


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.