Hooligan Sparrow (2016)

         AC Films executive producer

          Directed by Nanfu Wang

State surveillance. Harassment. Imprisonment. Human rights activist Ye Haiyan, AKA Hooligan Sparrow, knew she faced these risks when she went to Hainan Province to seek justice for six elementary school girls who were sexually abused by their principal.

 

But the scale and intensity of the government's reaction surprised even the most seasoned activists across China.

 

The movie follows Sparrow as she was chased from town to town by local governments, national secret police, and even her own neighbors.

 

Filmmaker Wang becomes a target along with Sparrow, as she faces destroyed cameras and intimidation. She bravely keeps shooting, guerrilla-style.Wang is able tell the story of her journey with the extraordinary revolutionary Sparrow, her fellow activists, and their seemingly impossible battle for human rights.

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Best Documentary of 2010. Five stars. 

LOS ANGELES Times

A gripping study of how a nation defines itself through its heroes
NEW YORK TIME OUT

One of the Ten Best Films of The Year

THE JERUSALEM POST

A narrative that rivals any Hollywood political thriller

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Not to be missed!

LOS ANGELES Times

A highly personal, haunting account of a man whose name can still prompt tears of both gratitude and rage.

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NESTOR ALMENDROS AWARD

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

BEST
DOCUMENTARY AWARD

JERUSALEM FILM FESTIVAL

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE

NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL

TIM HETHERINGTON AWARD

SHEFFIELD INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL

BEST
DOCUMENTARY 

STOCKHOLM FILM FESTIVAL

FEATURE LENGTH
DOCUMENTARY 

ASHLAND INDEPENDANT FILM FESTIVAL

SILVER HEART AWARD

DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN A DEBUT FILM

CINEMA EYE HONORS AWARD

TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD

INDEPENDANT SPIRIT AWARD