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Saturday, December 3 • 11:30 - 13:30
Films for Transparency Screening: The Hooligan Sparrow

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Transparency International, ECOCINEMA and BRITDOC are proud producers of FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY –Anti-Corruption Film Festival at the 17th IACC.

With a carefully curated international program that is both critical, proactive, relevant and newsworthy, FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY amplifies the human stories to the issues tackled within the IACC agenda. Through 16 screenings FILMS FOR TRANSPARENCY aims to open both eyes and hearts to what is going on in other countries and under our very noses.

DIRECTOR: NANFU WANG
COUNTRY: USA
GENRE: Documentary
LENGTH: 84 min.
YEAR: 2016
LANGUAGE: English, Mandarin
SPEAKERS: Barbara Trionfi, International Press Institute, Executive Director

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.

Filmmaker Wang becomes a target along with Sparrow, as she faces destroyed cameras and intimidation. Yet she bravely and tenaciously keeps shooting, guerrilla-style, with secret recording devices and hidden-camera glasses, and in the process, she exposes a startling number of undercover security agents on the streets. Eventually, through smuggling footage out of the country, Wang is able tell the story of her journey with the extraordinary revolutionary Sparrow, her fellow activists, and their seemingly impossible battle for human rights.

Hooligan Sparrow is Nanfu Wang’s feature debut. It’s executive produced by Andy Cohen, Executive Producer for Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (Special Jury Prize, Sundance 2012) and Alison Klayman, Director/Producer of Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry; co-written by Mark Monroe, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and six time Sundance veteran: The Cove (Winner, Best Documentary 2010 Academy Awards & Best Documentary Script, W.G.A. 2010); with original score by Nathan Halpern, Rich Hill (Grand Jury Prize, 2015), and graphics by Garry Waller, Watchers of the Sky (Special Jury Prize, Sundance 2014).



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Barbara Trionfi

Executive Director, International Press Institute
With an academic background in international relations and human rights, Barbara Trionfi joined the International Press Institute (IPI) in 2000 as a press freedom adviser for the Asia-Pacific region, where she had studied and worked for over two years, carrying out research in the field of human rights and freedom of expression.Later, as press freedom manager, she oversaw IPI’s global press freedom activities. Today, as executive director... Read More →

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Saturday December 3, 2016 11:30 - 13:30
The IACC Cinema

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