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Three Days in Wukan

Ai Xiaoming

Release year: 2011

Run time: 100 mins

Film type: Documentary


The "Wukan Incident" was a human rights incident in the village of Wukan in Shanwei, Guangdong Province. On 21 September 2011, the villagers staged a mass petition and demonstration because their land had been sold off by village officials, and the following day a clash between the police and the people broke out in the village. From 19 to 21 December 2011, the director infiltrated Wukan village and was able to record the disappointments and hopes experienced by the villagers for three days before and after the event, documenting the closure of the village and the withdrawal of the siege, the negotiations between villagers' representative Lin Zuluan and the government, and the tipping point of the villagers' struggle against the government.


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.