The Resource Disturbing the Peace

Disturbing the Peace

Label
Disturbing the Peace
Title
Disturbing the Peace
Contributor
Actor
Distributor
Film director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the afternoon of May 12, 2008, an 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit Wenchuan County in northern Sichuan Province, devastating a vast area of mountainous terrain and killing some 70,000 people, including thousands of children who were in school when it hit. Around the country, concerned citizens began to question why the government-built school buildings collapsed so easily, burying thousands of children alive, when other edifices had withstood the strike. In response to suspicion that corruption had resulted in deficient construction of the schools, the government concealed information and refused to release the number and names of the deceased students. Activist Tan Zuoren was arrested for investigating the deaths and charged with inciting subversion of state power. Ai Weiwei, who was also researching the situation and would eventually publish the full roster of names on his blog, was invited to testify at Tan's trial in Chengdu. As soon as Ai and his group arrived, they were followed and filmed. This harassment culminated with the police breaking into Ai's hotel room and beating him, causing cranial trauma. This film records Ai and his lawyers as they repeatedly travel to Chengdu to seek an explanation from the authorities. The documentary exposes the naked violence of the relationship among the people, the law, and its enforcers
Cataloging source
CaSfKAN
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Ai Weiwei Studio in 2009
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
Ai Weiwei
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Weiwei, Ai
  • Weiwei, Ai
  • Ai Weiwei Studio (Firm)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
79
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social action
  • Asians
  • Current affairs
  • Artists
  • Human rights
  • Political science
  • Documentary films
Technique
live action
Label
Disturbing the Peace
Link
https://kanopy.com/node/5452333
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (79 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
6452332
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(CaSfKAN)kan6452332
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Disturbing the Peace
Link
https://kanopy.com/node/5452333
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • Film
  • In Process Record
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (79 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
6452332
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(CaSfKAN)kan6452332
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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