Hooligan Sparrow: Q&A + Meet the Activist with director Nanfu Wang and Teng Biao

Hooligan Sparrow

Language: Engels


Monday, March 21, 2016 - 17:00
Zaal 2, Filmhuis Den Haag

After the screening there will be a Q&A and after that you can Meet the Activist at Studio A of Filmhuis Den Haag from 19.00-19.30 hrs. Join us in meeting the true heroes and talk to the director and hear more about the inspiring story of the human rights defender that is portrayed in the film. Moderator is Ardi Bouwers.

Nanfu Wang is a filmmaker based in New York City. Originally from a remote village in China, Wang overcame poverty and lack of access to formal secondary education. Her work often features the stories of marginalized or mistreated people. From Chinese blood donors stricken with HIV from used government-issued needles to the left-behind children of migrant laborers, Wang’s short films have been distributed on many platforms and translated into several languages. 

Dr.Teng Biao is a Chinese human rights lawyer, visiting scholar at New York University and Harvard, the founder and President of China Against the Death Penalty , the first and only abolitionist NGO in China. As a human Rights lawyer, Teng is a promoter of the Rights Defense Movement and a co-initiator of the New Citizens Movement.

Ardi Bouwers teaches Chinese Studies at Amsterdam University College. She is a Sinologist, a journalist, owner of the consultancy China Circle and deputy editor-in-chief of Radio Netherlands Worldwide.

A good system is achieved by people’s efforts,’ says Ye Haiyan. The activist, also known as Hooligan Sparrow, considers herself one of the people who will have to change China’s system. She stands up for the rights of women and girls in her homeland – despite the consequences for her freedom. Read more about Ye Haiyan. 

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