Chinese Reactions to Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize- from Both Sides

Posted in Eyewitness on October 14th, 2010    7 Comments
(Updated January 3) CHRD has compiled a collection of reports documenting how Chinese citizens have reacted to the news that Liu Xiaobo was awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize, and also how the Chinese government has acted to limit the spread of this ...read more>>

Chen Yunfei, Come Home!

Posted in Eyewitness on June 25th, 2010    Comment
A short film by Sun Yat-sen University professor and documentary filmmaker Ai Xiaoming (艾晓明) about Sichuan human rights defender Chen Yunfei (陈云飞), who was recently detained in a black jail between June 17 and June 19.

Emergency Shelter- A Documentary About Ni Yulan

Posted in Eyewitness on June 21st, 2010    Comment
Emergency Shelter (应急避难场所) is filmmaker He Yang's (何杨) documentary about the persecution faced by Beijing human rights defender Ni Yulan (倪玉兰). Part One: Part Two: Part Three: Part Four: Part ...read more>>


Posted in Eyewitness on June 3rd, 2010    Comment
Disbarment (吊照门) is a film chronicling the case of human rights lawyers Tang Jitian and Liu Wei. Their lawyers' licenses were formally revoked by the Beijing Bureau of Justice earlier this year in what CHRD believes is a clear case of retaliation ...read more>>

Chinese internet activists take protests to the real world

Posted in Eyewitness on May 18th, 2010    Comment
This video, produced by Jamil Anderlini for The Financial Times, looks at the case of Fan Yanqiong (范燕琼), Wu Huaying (吴华英), and You Jingyou (游精佑) as a means of examining contemporary internet activism in China. Along with interviews with ...read more>>

Let Feng Zhenhu Go Home – A Documentary by Ai Wei Wei

Posted in Eyewitness on November 29th, 2009    Comment
This documentary, produced by Ai Wei Wei Studio, chronicles human rights activist Feng Zhenghu’s fight to return to China.  Feng, a Chinese economist and human rights writer and blogger, left China in April 2009 for medical treatment in Japan after being ...read more>>

“Our Children”–a Documentary on Deaths of Schoolchildren in Sichuan Earthquake by Ai Xiaoming

Posted in Eyewitness on October 13th, 2009    Comment
"Our Children (我们的娃娃)" is a documentary about the 2008 Sichuan earthquake shot and directed by Sun Yat-sen University professor and filmmaker Ai Xiaoming (艾晓明). It was completed and released on October 14, 2009 and its Chinese version is now ...read more>>

Song of the Grass Mud Horse

Posted in Eyewitness on March 29th, 2009    Comment
The video, featuring an alpaca-like mythical creature whose name in Chinese (草泥马) sounds like a profanity, surfaced on the Internet in early 2009 and became a symbol of defiance against Internet censorship in China.

Laoma Tihua (老妈蹄花), a documentary by Ai Weiwei

Posted in Eyewitness on March 5th, 2009    Comment
Laoma Tihua (老妈蹄花), a documentary by Ai Weiwei On September 2, Ai Wei-wei, well-known artist and arhitect, released a documentary named "laoma tihua" (老妈蹄花). It is about Ai's experience in August when he was detained and beaten for ...read more>>

Prisoners in Freedom City – A Documentary by Hu Jia and Zeng Jinyan

Posted in Eyewitness on February 5th, 2008    Comment
Prisoners in Freedom City "Prisoners in Freedom City" is a documentary made by Hu Jia (胡佳) and Zeng Jinyan (曾金燕), both human rights activists and bloggers based in Beijing. The documentary is about their soft detention[1] by the Beijing ...read more>>