Chinese Spring

Chinese Spring
Copyright: Lynn Lee & James Leong

Elections in Wukan have been unheard of for over 42 years. In spite of strong headwinds and the death of an activist, the village in southern China is rising up against the decades-long rule of a corrupt village council. “Wukan: The Flame of Democracy” documents the political turnaround. The Chinese production was shown at the Chopshots Documentary Film Festival Southeast Asia initiated by the Goethe-Institut Jakarta and won the award for Best International Documentary.