Profile of Activist Documentary Filmmaker Ai Xiaoming
On his blog Screening China, Dan Edwards reports on his meeting with Ai Xiaoming, professor at Sun Yat Sen University and the maker of numerous investigative documentaries
Edwards also followed her at work, as she visits the home of dissident artist Yan Zhengxue, released from a three-year prison sentence in 2009.
“I was impressed by how quickly Ai Xiaoming cut to the chase with her work, which seemingly relied on no preparation ““ she simply grabbed her camera and started rolling.”
Edwards also writes about Yan Zhengxue’s life and work, including the events leading to Yan’s arrest and an account of his near-death experience in prison.