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Ai Xiaoming

Release year: 2011

Run time: 43 mins

Film type: Documentary


On the morning of September 9, 2011, at 9:30 am, the Chaoyang District People's Court in Beijing rendered a first-instance verdict on the case of Wang Lihong, charged with "picking quarrels and provoking trouble," at the Wenyu River courtroom. Wang Lihong's friends once again gathered at the scene to show their support. Following "Let Sunshine Reach the Ground," Ai Xiaoming captured the events of that day and conducted interviews with lawyers, citizen journalists, artists, and others, documenting their perspectives on the trial of Wang Lihong's case.


Director biography

Ai Xiaoming 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.