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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 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.