Let Feng Zhenghu Go Home – A Documentary by Ai Weiwei

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A documentary chronicles human rights activist Feng Zhenghu’s fight to return to China. Feng, an economist, writer and blogger, left China in April 2009 after being jailed in Shanghai, but then was refused re-entry and remained in Narita International Airport in protest.

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“Our Children” – Documentary on Deaths of Schoolchildren in Sichuan Earthquake (by Ai Xiaoming)

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“Our Children (我们的娃娃)” is a documentary about the 2008 Sichuan earthquake that focuses on the experiences of parents whose children were killed when their schools collapsed, and is dedicated to the memory of the children who lost their lives in the disaster.

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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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