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The Questioning
A film by Zhu Rikun
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"Early in the morning on July 24th, 2012, after meeting some friends in Hongkong, I drove a car of my brother back to Shenzhen and got Guo Feixiong and three other friends who take part in human rights protection to the car and went on driving to Xinyu, Jiangxi Province to cheer Liu Ping and two other local independent candidates. They have been oppressed by the government and the police for taking part in the election and other human rights protection events.

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We hurried to Xinyu before dawn on July 25th. By the time dawn broke, we found a hotel and put our luggage there, then we went to meet Liu Ping and others, went to see a lake where Liu had been imprisoned nearby, and interviewed them about their experiences. While doing these things, we found ourselves tailed. At 11o'clock at night, we came back to the hotel, there were some police cars and a group of policemen scattering by the building. The owner of the hotel came to us in a hurry and told us that the police had already been into our room before, and said it had never happened before. At 12 o'clock at night, some policemen came to our room and started the so-called "room inspection."

As they began to knock at the door, I turned on a small camcorder which was prepared in advance. This short film is the record of such a moment."

— Zhu Rikun

Special Mention, Cinéma du Réel (Paris, France)
Best Documentary Short Award, Festival dei Popoli (Florence, Italy)

21 minutes / color
Release: 2014
Copyright: 2013
Sale: $245

Subject areas:
Asia, China, Civil Rights, Human Rights, Law, Politics, Social Movements, dGenerate Films Collection - Documentaries

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