Distributor:  dGenerate Films
Length:  21 minutes
Date:  2014
Genre:  Expository
Language:  Mandarin / English subtitles
Color/BW:  Color
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The Questioning

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'At 12 o'clock at night, some policemen came to our room and started a so-called room inspection. As they began to knock at the door, I turned on a small camcorder. This film is the record of that moment.'

The Questioning

'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.



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

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Awards

** Special Mention, Cinema du Reel (Paris, France)
** Best Documentary Short Award, Festival dei Popoli (Florence, Italy)

Citation

Main credits

Zhu, Rikun (film director)

Other credits

Camera, HXR-MC58C; editor, Yu Xiaochuan.


Distributor credits

A film by Zhu Rikun

Docuseek2 subjects

China
Civil Rights

Distributor subjects

Asia
China
Civil Rights
Human Rights
Law
Politics
Social Movements
dGenerate Films Collection - Documentaries

Keywords

; "The Questioning"; Icarus Films

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