Cao Shunli: Life & Legacy (Documentary)

Cao Shunli: Life & Legacy (Documentary)

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This documentary is a look at Cao Shunli’s life, activism, and tragic death, and includes interviews with her lawyer, Wang Yu (王宇) and fellow activists and friends. Activist Cao Shunli (曹顺利) tragically passed away on March 14, 2014, after being held in detention for five months and denied adequate medical (read more…)

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Video: The Story of Human Rights

Video: The Story of Human Rights

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The film The Story of Human Rights is a key component of the human rights education campaign, introducing viewers of all ages to their most fundamental freedoms. The Story of Human Rights is a striking 10-minute documentary defining one of the world’s most misunderstood subjects. It appeals to people of all ages with (read more…)

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Film paying tribute to Cao Shunli

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“Her spirit is not dead. [Cao Shunli] is still with us.”            Fellow Activist Cao Shunli, a Chinese activist who paid the ultimate price for defending human rights. Her pursuit of justice for the dispossessed gave her strength and courage to devote her life to help China improve its rights (read more…)

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Video: Forced Eviction in China & 2014  CESCR Review

Video: Forced Eviction in China & 2014 CESCR Review

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The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issued the Concluding observations on the second periodic report of China on the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at its 17th and 18th meetings (E/C.12/2014/SR.17-18) held on 8 May. The below video is about the situation of (read more…)

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Video:Above the Ghosts’ Heads: The Women of Masanjia Labor Camp (Edited version)

Video:Above the Ghosts’ Heads: The Women of Masanjia Labor Camp (Edited version)

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“Above the Ghosts’ Heads: The Women of Masanjia Labor Camp” is directed by Du Bin, a contract photographer for the New York Times. In this film, Liu Hua, a female petitioner and survivor of Masanjia Women’s Labor Camp, describes the torture she and other women suffered there. Read Introduction to the film: http://zengjinyan.wordpress.com/2013/04/24/short-introduction-of-juvenile-laborers-confined-in-dabao-and-above-ghosts-heads/

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Reckless Act of Local Officials’ Aggression: Hunan Petitioner Crushed to Death by Construction Vehicle (Video & Photos)

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On September 16, 2012, He Zhihua (何志华), a villager from Hunan Province, was crushed under a road leveling machine while protesting a land seizure and home demolition project done to build a highway (see related story  in CHRD’s China Human Rights Briefing, 9/21-27, 2012). Below are video clips and images (read more…)

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Online “Film Festival” in Support of Rally by AIDS Carriers Petitioning Henan Authorities

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On April 16, 2012, AIDS sufferers in Henan Province called on authorities to better guarantee benefits to children affected by the disease and to provide compensation to those who contracted AIDS in the 1990s from contaminated blood supplies. To support the protestors, netizens started an online “film festival” featuring a (read more…)

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“Three Days in Wukan” by Ai Xiaoming (available only in Chinese, 100 minutes)

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In “Three Days in Wukan,” Chinese filmmaker Ai Xiaoming documents the disappointments and hopes of Wukan villagers at the height of their protests against the government’s seizure of farmland. Ai and some volunteers secretly entered the village on December 19, 2011, when Shanwei City Party Secretary Zheng Yanxiong’s spoke to (read more…)

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Let the Sun Shine on the Ground

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“Let the Sun Shine on the Ground” (让阳光洒到地上) is a documentary about Wang Lihong made by Ai Xiaoming. Wang was criminally detained for “creating a disturbance” on March 21, 2011, during the government’s “Jasmine Crackdown.” On September 9, 2011, she was convicted of “creating a disturbance” and sentenced to nine (read more…)

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Chen Yunfei, Come Home!

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A short film by Sun Yat-sen University professor and documentary filmmaker Ai Xiaoming (艾晓明) about Sichuan human rights defender Chen Yunfei (陈云飞), who was recently detained in a black jail between June 17 and June 19, 2011.

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Emergency Shelter- A Documentary About Ni Yulan

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Emergency Shelter (应急避难场所) is filmmaker He Yang’s (何杨) documentary about the persecution faced by Beijing human rights defender Ni Yulan (倪玉兰).

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Disbarment

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Disbarment (吊照门) is a film chronicling the case of human rights lawyers Tang Jitian and Liu Wei, whose lawyers’ licenses were revoked by Beijing authorities in 2010 in what CHRD believes is a clear case of retaliation against the pair for defending “sensitive” clients.

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