Censored: Ai Weiwei’s Films: Peaceful Land
CN 2011, R: Ai Weiwei, 102 Min, OmeU
When activist and village leader Qian Yunhui dies in an apparent “road accident,” news of the suspicious death and gruesome photographs of the scene quickly circulate on the internet.
Qian had petitioned on behalf of his fellow villagers when their land was seized by the local government without compensation. When indignant citizens begin to probe into the case and reconstruct the events leading up to the accident, they face escalating intimidation and arrests by the authorities. (OmeU)