South-African Navi Pillay special guest at A Matter of ACT
For the 18th edition of the Movies that Matter Festival, Navi Pillay, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, will launch Amnesty International’s prominent main programme A Matter of ACT on Saturday 19 March with the screening of Hooligan Sparrow, which will be attended by one of China’s most well-known lawyers Teng Biao and Chinese director Nanfu Wang.
In Hooligan Sparrow, Nanfu Wang, armed with her camera, follows a group of activists under the guidance of Haiyan Ye (Hooligan Sparrow) during their protests against impunity surrounding a sex scandal. Her critical attitude soon makes Sparrow an enemy of the state and the government does everything it can to silence her.
Read more about it in the press release.