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Lost Course

Documentary

Not Rated

Box Office: $0.0M

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UPC: 854565003446
08/24/2021

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Product Details

DIRECTOR

Jill Li

SYNOPSIS

Embedding herself in the village of Wukan, southern China for several years starting in 2011, first time documentarian Jill Li witnessed an unprecedented experiment in local democracy. Corrupt officials had illegally sold villagers' land, but the villagers decided to fight back.


The documentary is divided into two halves: the first, ''Protests'', depicts the grassroots activities of Wukan residents as they work to reverse the land sales and gain a substantial measure of control over their local territory. We see how the villagers themselves learn to organize elections, form alliances, and win support. Part two, ''After Protests'', confronts the collapse of idealism as the newly elected village government finds itself mired in the same kind of corrupt dealings they had originally condemned.


Li reveals the complexities of their triumphs and setbacks from the inside. Her astonishingly intimate, sympathetic and fair- minded access to the events' major players reveals Chinese local politics with three-dimensional passion and energy.

GENRE

Documentary

RATING

Not Rated

RUN TIME

180 Minutes

STUDIO

Icarus Films