Song of the Grass Mud Horse

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This video, featuring an alpaca-like mythical creature whose name in Chinese (草泥马) sounds like a profanity, surfaced online in early 2009, and became a symbol of defiance against internet censorship in China.

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Laoma Tihua (老妈蹄花), a documentary by Ai Weiwei

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A documentary named “laoma tihua” (老妈蹄花), by the well-known artist and architect Ai Weiwei, is about his experience in August 2009, when he was detained and beaten for trying to testify at the trial of Tan Zuoren (谭作人), a Sichuan activist held for “inciting subversion of state power.”

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Prisoners in Freedom City – A Documentary by Hu Jia and Zeng Jinyan

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“Prisoners in Freedom City” is a documentary by Hu Jia (胡佳) and Zeng Jinyan (曾金燕), both human rights activists and bloggers based in Beijing, about their soft detention by the police.

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