November 9, 2016 7:30pm

Hooligan Sparrow

Nanfu Wang

Released by Little Horse Crossing the River Inc. In Association with AC Films and Diamond Docs

Includes a post-film conversation with filmmaker Nanfu Wang hosted by Matt Holzman, curator of KCRW's First Take screening series.

A real-life thriller unfolds as filmmaker Nanfu Wang follows a daring Chinese human rights defender who seeks justice for six school girls who were raped by their principal. The government cracks down violently on the activist, known throughout China as Hooligan Sparrow, arresting her, chasing her across the country, and even paying mobs to attack her. The filmmaker herself becomes a target of the state's intimidation tactics as she seeks to expose the truth of China's ongoing human rights catastrophe.

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