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Tianxi is coming home

Ai Xiaoming

Release year: 2011

Run time: 33 mins

Film type: Documentary


Tian Xi, 23 years old, from Xincai, Henan, contracted HIV/AIDS through a blood transfusion at a hospital. After graduating from a university in Beijing, Tian Xi repeatedly petitioned for his rights and was detained by the local government in August 2010. On February 11, 2011, Tian Xi's parents and friends who were also infected learned that there would be a court hearing in the afternoon and that Tian Xi would be released. They went to the court to welcome Tian Xi, but the verdict was a one-year imprisonment. This film documents this process."


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.