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Micah Bucey

Spiritual Practice

Ximei : An affecting portrait of a fierce social justice fighter

December 2019

“Ximei, directed with a combination of in-the-moment grit and great sensitivity by Andrew Cohen and Gaylen Ross, follows this no-nonsense justice warrior through her often mundane days”

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Hannah Tran

Film Festival Today

Film Review: A Hero Comes Alive in AIDS Documentary “Ximei”

November 28, 2019

“Ximei focuses on one brave woman who is redefining the cultural perception of the (AIDS/HIV) condition.[…]The documentary develops a rare empathy for them (the subjects) that manages to seep off the screen.”

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Jennie Kermode

Eye For Film

Ximei (2019) Film Review

October 27, 2019

“The film looks rough and sometimes footage has been recorded on phones or filmed at odd angles on cameras hastily concealed, but this gives it a certain authority”

Gabriela Sotomayor

PROCESO

Ximei, la activista que desafía al gigante

April 28, 2019

“ Se llama Ximei y padece sida. En una zona rural china le transfundieron sangre contaminada con VIH. A partir de entonces se ha dedicado a decirle al mundo que en las áreas rurales de su país hay cientos de miles de personas que sufren lo mismo que ella y no cuentan con clínicas, medicamentos ni los tratamientos que requieren… una denuncia que a Beijing le irrita…”

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Wolfgang Spindler

Euronews

Ximei documentary premieres at Geneva Human Rights Film Festival

March 19, 2019

“Amongst the highlights of this edition of the festival is the world premiere of the documentary film _Ximei,_ which is about an AIDS-infected peasant woman from rural China's Henan Province. Lui Ximei got AIDS infected in the late 1990s, when the Chinese government encouraged poor villagers to sell their blood plasma.”

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HRFF

JAYU Charity

HRFF Premiere: Ximei

December 8, 2019

“she fights to raise awareness about the crisis and build a community with other victims. Shot over seven years, Ximei exposes a shocking history and the state oppression that Ximei continues to fight today”

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Ben Kenigsberg

The New York Times

‘Ximei’ Review: An AIDS Activist Fights Medical Injustice in China

November 28, 2019

“It does pay its subjects the ultimate courtesy, treating them as officials have not: as fully rounded human beings."

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Kimber Myers

Los Angeles Times

Review: ‘Ximei’ chronicles a Chinese woman’s fight for AIDS victims

October 25, 2019

“No wonder China was so concerned about the production of Ximei; the documentary shines a light on the government’s shameful treatment of its citizens with AIDS ...But this isn’t simply a damning indictment of the nation; it is a hopeful celebration of one woman’s activism and kindness in the face of her own struggle with AIDS."

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Julia Jeanloz

L'Agenda

XIMEI: Une lucarne poignante sur le scandale du sang contaminé et le stigmate du VIH en Chine

March 2019

“Aujourd’hui, ce film traite d’un sujet plus que jamais actuel: près de 30 ans après la première épidémie, le sida continue de nécroser la Chine. En témoigne le scandale qui a éclaté en février 2019 sur les 12’000 poches de sang infectées et qui ont dû être retirées de la circulation par les hôpitaux.”

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Joe Bendel

j.b. spins

Stay Home: Ai Weiwei Document’s Ximei’s Life & Activism

November 29, 2019

«[…] Cohen & Ross’s Ximei (executive produced by Ai Weiwei) is very highly recommended as a profile in courage and an indictment of the CCP’s callous contempt for human life.»

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Movie Nation

One woman’s AIDS activism rattles the People’s Republic in “Ximei”

October 30, 2019

"If the Chinese government isn’t careful, the world will give Liu Ximei the Nobel Peace Prize."

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The Editors

Global Geneva

China and the Golden Veins of Henan: A film-maker’s view documentary premieres at Geneva Human Rights Film Festival

September 2, 2019

“In the end, Ximei brings her patients a measure of dignity and humanity. By holding the authorities’ feet to the fire,speaking out against unfair treatment, the existence of every individual is validated.”

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Claudia Miccichè

Huffington Post

La Via della Seta ha un baco, i diritti umani

March 28, 2019

« Lo Stato cinese ha permesso che il virus dell'Aids si impossessasse del corpo di Ximei, una bambina di circa 10 anni della provincia rurale di Henan che, a causa di un intervento chirurgico, ha avuto bisogno di sangue, ma le hanno iniettato quello infetto. »

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