Women, No Longer Silent

The Internet’s power to transcend boundaries make it a great tool for people to make their voice heard. Chinese people learned how to use the Internet to intervene in cases of social injustice and challenge the authority. Does the death of Huang Jing create new opportunities for China’s feminist movements, or is it just another tragic incident that reveals the reality? 

About the Documentary
Garden of Paradise
Directed by: Ai Xiaoming

The date-rape and murder case of an elementary school teacher named Huang Jing was one of China’s “10 most influential litigation cases” in 2005. Director Ai Xiaoming spent three and a half years to capture Huang’s mother’s strenuous journey to fight injustice. Through the director’s lens, viewers see the awakening of Chinese people’s civic consciousness, women’s fight against judicial corruption, and actions against sexual violence.