A great event for folks who are interested in issues of gender-based violence on a global scale and social activists who wants to make social change but are seen as enemies of the state.
GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series:
Hooligan Sparrow with Nanfu Wang
Thursday, March 2, 2017
4:30 PM to 7:10 PM
Johnson Center, Cinema
The danger is palpable as intrepid young filmmaker Nanfu Wang follows maverick activist Ye Haiyan (a.k.a Hooligan Sparrow) and her band of colleagues to Hainan Province in southern China to protest the case of six elementary school girls who were sexually
abused by their principal. Marked as enemies of the state, the activists are under constant government surveillance and face interrogation, harassment, and imprisonment. Sparrow, who gained notoriety with her advocacy work for sex workers’ rights, continues
to champion girls’ and women’s rights and arms herself with the power and reach of social media.
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