Wukan: The Flame of Democracy

 

Wukan: The Flame of Democracy (Singapore) – 97 min

 

Directed by Lynn Lee and James Leong

 

Late in 2011, Wukan, a village in southern China, captured international attention when demonstrators flooded the streets, rebelling against decades of corrupt rule. Despite the hurdles, the unthinkable happened in Wukan – the village committee fell and democratic elections were announced. They didn’t take place without a struggle, however, with weeks of protest and the death of an activist leader in the lead up to voting.

They then face the same question as many of the new democracies across the globe, what happens after a successful uprising Wukan: The Flame of Democracy follows the challenges faced by a rural Chinese community after adopting a new political system.

 

 

Date

5th February , 2015


Hour

7:00 pm


Location

Doc Arts Asia New Center


Ticket

100 baht

 


Lynn Lee

Lynn Lee has spent the last decade telling stories across Asia. PASSABE, her first documentary, was picked for a grant from the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund. It was acquired by ARTE and screened at film festivals across the world. It was banned in Indonesia for two consecutive editions of the Jakarta Int’l Film Festival. Lee also directed HOMELESS FC (2006) and AKI RA’S BOYS (2007). She has extensive TV experience, having produced and directed numerous television documentaries.


James Leong

James Leong has spent the last decade telling stories across Asia. PASSABE, his first documentary, was picked for a grant from the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund. It was acquired by ARTE and screened at film festivals across the world. It was banned in Indonesia for two consecutive editions of the Jakarta Int’l Film Festival. Leong also directed HOMELESS FC (2006) and AKI RA’S BOYS (2007). He has extensive TV experience, having produced and directed numerous television documentaries.

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