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Eduardo VALENTE

Country : Brazil, Portugal

PETITION
Special Screenings First film

PETITION

Directed by : Zhao LIANG

Year of production : 2009 Country : CHINA, FRANCE Length : 124 minutes

Synopsis

“Petition – The court of the complainants”, directed by Zhao Liang, is a unique testimony about China today. Since 1996 Zhao Liang has filmed the “petitioners”, who come from all over China to make complaints in Beijing about abuses and injustices committed by the local authorities. Gathered near the complaints offices, around the southern railway station of Beijing, living in most cases in makeshift shelters, the complainants wait for months or years to obtain justice. Peasants thrown off their land, workers from factories which have gone into liquidation, small homeowners who have seen their houses demolished but received no compensation..., all types of cases are represented. Faced with the most brutal intimidation from the local authorities, the complainants who stubbornly continue des

Credits

Zhao LIANG - Director

Zhao LIANG - Cinematography

Sylvie BLUM - Film Editor

Zhao L IANG - Film Editor

Bruno BARWISE - Film Editor

Shun ZI - Film Editor

Laurent THOMAS - Sound

Photo du Film

Contacts

Production

INA - 4, avenue de l'Europe 94360 Bry-sur-Marne 94366 Bry-sur-Marne cedex FRANCE - T: +33 (0)1 49 83 28 00 - F: +33 (0)1 49 83 31 82 - ccouteau@ina.fr - www.ina.fr

ARTE FRANCE - FRANCE

THREE SHADOWS - CHINA

International press

NON RENSEIGNÉ - T: +420 603211824 - www.tambylles.cz - LAURENCE GRANEC ET KARINE MENARD

International sales

INA - T: +33 (0)1 49 83 28 00 - www.ina.fr - mgautard@ina.fr

Special Screenings Released on Zhao LIANG

PETITION

“Petition – The court of the complainants”, directed by Zhao Liang, is a unique testimony about China today. Since 1996 Zhao Liang has filmed the “pet...
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