2010, Sun, Nov 07

Petition

Film special

Zhao Liang | © Promo

Zhao Liang | © Promo

15.00 h Guided tour through the exhibition
17.00 h Film screening with introduction by the curators

Petition
D: Zhao Liang, China/France 2009, 124 min, English subtitles


Zhao Liang's documentation bears witness to a unique facet of contemporary China. For thirteen years, the director accompanied the so-called Petiteure as they traveled from all parts of the country to Beijing in the hope of finding reparation and justice for wrongs they had suffered. By telling their "private" stories, Zhao Liang also shows the grotesque contradictions caused by enormous economic growth and a political system characterized by the abuse of power.