Our Children/ An Investigation by Citizens

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 07 October, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 07 October, 2010, 12:00am

These documentaries are the first two instalments of Guangzhou academic-activist Ai Xiaoming's trilogy about how official negligence led to the deaths of hundreds of schoolchildren in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Our Children (2008) examines how poorly built school buildings collapsed and killed the pupils; An Investigation by Citizens (2009) follows the attempts by dissidents to draft a report on the tragedy. In Putonghua with Chinese subtitles: Investigation, Oct 7, 8.30pm, Community Recycling Co-op, 1B, Cheong Fat Industrial Building, 267 Un Chau Street, Cheung Sha Wan; Our Children, Oct 9, 3pm, Industrial Relations Institute, Room 216, Lai Lan House, Lai Kok Estate, Sham Shui Po. Free. Programme details: smff2010.wordpress.com