Paul Tsai China Center — An Evening with Filmmaker Nanfu Wang, With Selections from Hooligan Sparrow

Apr. 17, 2024
5:30PM - 7:00PM
Baker Room 434
Open to the YLS Community Only

Please join the Paul Tsai China Center for a conversation with intrepid filmmaker Nanfu Wang, director of In the Same Breath (2021), One Child Nation (2019) and Hooligan Sparrow (2016). Short clips from Hooligan Sparrow will be shown, followed by a thematic and behind the scenes moderated discussion, concluded by audience Q&A.

About Hooligan Sparrow 
Filmmaker Nanfu Wang follows maverick activist Ye Haiyan (aka Hooligan Sparrow) and her colleagues to southern China to seek justice in the case of six elementary school girls allegedly 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 continues to champion women's rights and using social media and other tools. Filmmaker Wang becomes a target, too, and must deal with destroyed cameras and intimidation.

Watch Hooligan Sparrow with Yale ID on Kanopy. 

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Paul Tsai China Center