Skip to content

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 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.