The Chinese documentary Petition, screened at the Movies that Matter Festival, is awarded twice at the 8th Paris International Film Festival on Human Rights. Director Zhao Liang received the Prix Special in the category Creative Documentaries and the award of the Student Jury. Liang follows Chinezen citizens who go to Beijing to complain about abuse of power and corruption in Petition. Often using hidden cameras, he reports on the misery endured by the destitute plaintiffs.
Screening dates Petition:
Saturday 27 March 14.00 hrs - Filmhuis Den Haag 6
Sunday 28 March 17.00 hrs - Filmhuis Den Haag 2