Special screenings

Beijing Spring

By Andy Cohen, Gaylen Ross

After the death of Mao Zedong in the late 1970’s, the “Stars” artist group and Democracy Wall activists (including Wei Jingsheng, Xu Wenli and a young Ai Weiwei) dared to voice individual ideas and show radical artworks until the government cracked down on this brief moment of reform. Shown through newly discovered 16mm footage hidden from authorities for 35 years, this officially censored history is now revealed by those who lived it - some imprisoned for two decades.

A film from the 2020 selection of the FIFDH to discover this year

  • Section Special screenings
  • Original language(s) Chinese (Traditional), English & French
  • Subtitle(s) English & French

Art & ActivismAsiaFreedom & Democracy


Director(s)
Andy Cohen, Gaylen Ross

Producers

  • Andy Cohen
  • Gaylen Ross
  • Constance Le Marié

Production

  • AC Films Productions

Rights holder

  • AC Films Productions

Cinematographer

  • Julien Roby, Robert Richman, Matt Yue, Eddie Marritz Hageer, Mitch Blummer, Gregory Brutus

Music

  • Matt Clifford, Damian Lazarus, Zhou Yunpeng

Sound

  • Edward O'Connor, Han Zhichao, Peter Ginsburg, Vincent Rouffiac, Xiang Chen, Peter Miller
Duration
100'
Year
2020
Production country
United States
Status
World Premiere
Watch the film online

Accessible on demand from 5 to 14 March 2021
(subject to availability)

Followed by a video encounter conversation with the filmmakers