(France/China, 2009, 124 minutes)

Petitioners come from all over China to attempt to have their local grievances taken care of by the central government, but find themselves lost in the system. Painstakingly shot in secret over twelve years, this harrowing, gruelling documentary is a stunning but often hard to watch testimony to the growing pains of modern China.

An INA/ARTE France/Three Shadows Photography Art Centre presentation/production, with the participation of Centre National de la Cinématographie, YLE TV1, BBC Storyville and Télévision Suisse Romande; in collaboration with RTBF Télévision Belge. 
Directed and photographed by Zhao Liang; produced by Sylvie Blum, Zhao Liang; edited by Zhao Liang in collaboration with Sylvie Blum, Kong Jinglei. 


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