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Petition (2009)

120 min - Documentary - 22 May 2009
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The dysfunctional Chinese justice system allows citizens with grievances against their local governments to petition the court to clear or correct their record. Yet in order to do so, the petitioners must travel to Beijing to file paperwork and wait an indefinite period to plead their case. Following the saga of a group of petitioners over the years of 1996 and 2008, Petition unfolds like a novel by Zola or Dickens. This was filmed surreptitiously from the point of view of the petitioners, and not the justice officials, the police, or those heavies sent by the municipalities.

Director:  Zhao Liang
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The dysfunctional Chinese justice system allows citizens with grievances against their local governments to petition the court to clear or correct their record. Yet in order to do so, the petitioners must travel to Beijing to file paperwork and wait an indefinite period to plead their case. Following the saga of a group of petitioners over the years of 1996 and 2008, Petition unfolds like a novel by Zola or Dickens. This was filmed surreptitiously from the point of view of the petitioners, and not the justice officials, the police, or those heavies sent by the municipalities.


Collections: Zhao Liang

Genres: Documentary

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Country:   China
Language:  English, 普通话
Release Date:  22 May 2009

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Runtime:  2 h 00 min

The dysfunctional Chinese justice system allows citizens with grievances against their local governments to petition the court to clear or correct their record.

Petition by Zhao Liang Movie Trailer

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