22 March: Film screening: The Road from Hainan

22 March: The Road from Hainan

Can one woman put up a successful fight against sexual abuse? How do Chinese local authorities react to unconventional methods of protest? ‘The Road from Hainan’ portrays activist Ye Haiyan as she tries to seek justice for six abused elementary school girls.


15:00 – 17:15 hrs

Room 11


LeidenAsiaCentre in cooperation with Movies That Matter present a film screening of ‘The Road from Hainan’, followed by a discussion with with Wang Nanfu, the director of the film & Teng Biao, human rights lawyer.


15:00 Opening and Introduction by Anne Sytske Keijser, Lecturer in modern Chinese, Chinese literature and film, Department of Chinese Studies, Leiden University.

15:15 Viewing of the movie.

16:35 Discussion with Wang Nanfu and Teng Biao, human rights lawyer, moderated by Maghiel van Crevel, Professor of Chinese Language and Literature, Leiden University.

17:15 End of meeting.


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