Genre: Documentary, Crime, DramaDuration: 84 minLanguage: In Mandarin with English subtitles
"A vital reminder of the importance of artistic and journalistic freedom" - IndieWire
"A heart-pounding thriller" - RogerEbert.com
10 wins, 6 nominations across international festivals, including:
- Grand Jury Prize nominee (Sundance Film Festival)
- Winner (Human Rights Watch International Film Festival)
The danger is palpable as intrepid young filmmaker Nanfu Wang follows maverick activist Ye Haiyan (aka Hooligan Sparrow) and her band of colleagues to southern China to seek justice in the case of six elementary school girls allegedly sexually abused by their principal.
Marked as enemies of the state, the activists are under constant government surveillance and face interrogation, harassment and imprisonment. Sparrow continues to champion girls' and women's rights and arms herself with the power of social media. Filmmaker Wang becomes a target, too, and must deal with destroyed cameras and intimidation.