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Hooligan Sparrow

Fri 20 Oct 2017


Human rights activist Ye Haiyan is chased from town to town after she seeks justice against an elementary school principal who abused six girls.

Tickets: £7 / £6 Conc / £5 Students


The danger is palpable as intrepid young filmmaker Nanfu Wang follows maverick activist Ye Haiyan (a.k.a Hooligan Sparrow) and her band of colleagues to Hainan Province in southern China, to protest the case of six elementary school girls who were sexually abused by their principal.

Marked as enemies of the state, the activists are under constant government surveillance and face interrogation, harassment, and imprisonment. Sparrow, who gained notoriety with her advocacy work for sex workers’ rights, continues to champion girls’ and women’s rights and arms herself with the power and reach of social media.

*Please note this screening is in the Playhouse Studio. 

Cent Scot Docu Fest

Directed By
Nanfu Wang
Year Made
USA and China 2016