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Why the flower is red

Ai Xiaoming

Release year: 2010

Run time: 116 mins

Film type: Documentary


This film continues the story of Tan Zuoren and Ai Weiwei. Following the arrest of Tan Zuoren, Ai Weiwei's team refuses to forget the lives of children were lost in the Sichuan earthquake and in turn demands that the government disclose information and take responsibility.


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.