Hooligan Sparrow At The Florida Film Festival

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Hooligan Sparrow At The Florida Film Festival
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This edge-of-your-seat documentary plays like a human rights thriller thanks to fearless filmmaker Nanfu Wang’s willingness to risk her own physical and political safety to capture the story. Even more courageous is the film’s subject, controversial human rights activist Ye Haiyan (AKA Sparrow) who travels across southern China with a small group of supporters. A loophole in China’s child prostitution law allows accused rapists to seek a lesser sentence by claiming their child victims are prostitutes. Sparrow is on a mission to close the child-prostitution-loophole by advocating for six school-age girls who were raped by their school principal and a government employee in a hotel. Sparrow, known for her provocative stances advocating for China’s sex workers, goes viral—posing with a sign that reads, “Principal, get a room with me. Leave the kids alone.” Never far from the threat of imprisonment, Ye Haiyan is a heroic figure fighting for the rights of those unable to fight for themselves.

The wonderful, important film is showing at the Enzian Theater in Orlando twice.
April 10th at 8:45pm playing at the Regal in Winter Park
April 13th at 4:00Pm
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