DIRECTOR: NANFU WANG
Screening followed by a Q&A with Nanfu Wang
Wang’s fearless, guerilla-style documentary follows Ye Haiyan—a.k.a. Hooligan Sparrow—and her fellow activist cohorts as they’re run out of town after town across Hainan Province, branded enemies of the state and harassed by cops, local government agents, and other thugs. Their crime? Demanding justice be done in the case of an elementary school principal who sexually abused six female students. A compelling portrait of Sparrow, who came to prominence advocating for the rights of sex workers, and an explosive expose of cronyism and the operations of the security state.