*Thursdays at Noon Films: Disturbing the Peace

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Following the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, activist Tan Zuoren was arrested for investigating the deaths of thousands of children who died when government-built school buildings collapsed. Ai Weiwei, also investigating the situation, was invited to testify at Tan’s trial and subsequently suffered police harassment that culminated in a beating that caused cranial trauma. This film records Ai and his lawyers as they repeatedly travel to Chengdu to seek an explanation from the authorities.

Directed by Ai Weiwei

Mandarin with English subtitles, 80 min. 2009

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