PREVIEW SCREENING – HOOLIGAN SPARROW
Friday, October 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
66 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003
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.
This screening is part of a program of events delivered by the Engage Media Lab, an initiative at the New School promoting Civic Engagement through Participatory Media projects.
Delivered by the Engage Media Lab
Sponsored by the University Student Senate
Free; No tickets or reservations required