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Release Date: July 22nd, 2016

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 24 min

Plot Summary
Human rights activist Ye Haiyan is chased from town to town by local governments, national secret police, and even her own neighbors after she seeks justice against an elementary school principal who abused six girls.

Director: Nanfu Wang

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: The Film Collaborative

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Regardless of their ultimate fate, the existence of Ye Haiyan and every soul she has ever sought to protect are undeniable, and thanks to filmmakers like Wang, immortal. show more

  • Throughout, Wang makes a virtue out of necessity: Her on-the-run scoping and jarring cuts infuse the film with a sense of desperate danger befitting its subject matter. show more

  • Wang’s film has a grass roots, on-the-ground urgency: nervy, paranoid camerawork gives a sense of the realities of life on the sharp edge of activism. show more

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