BIFF 2020
Checkpoints - Competition

Hooligan Sparrow

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Hooligan Sparrow
Kina / USA/ 2016/ 1 t. 24 min.
LANGUAGE:
kinesisk/engelsk/Mandarin
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Ye Haiyan
DIRECTOR:
Nanfu Wang
WRITER:
Nanfu Wang, Mark Monroe
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Nanfu Wang
PRODUCER:
Nanfu Wang
A riveting guerilla documentary about children's rights in modern-day China

Featuring scenes where both the film crew and their subjects are forced to flee from police and government officials, HOOLIGAN SPARROW is an intense and riveting documentary about Chinese human rights activists Ye Haiyan. Fighting to abolish systematic child abuse, Ye Haiyan has become the spokeswoman for a group of school girls who have been raped by their principal. But as they continue their quest for justice, it becomes abundantly clear that the authorities are more concerned with protecting their own than protecting the children.

 

Nanfu Wang

Nanfu Wang (China/USA): HOLLIGAN SPARROW is Wang's debut as a feature film director.