Open City preview screening: High Tech Low Life

Screening June 18, 2012 7:00 PM

Followed by a Q&A with director Stephen Maing

High Tech Low Life follows two citizen journalists who tell the untold stories from inside China. Zola is a smart, tech-savvy and playful youngster from rural China; Tiger Temple is a 50-something self-proclaimed citizen reporter living in Beijing. Armed with digital cameras, cell phones and laptops, they each travel the country to report stories that would otherwise remain unknown.

Director Stephen Maing portrays two different generations, each with their own reasons  to take big risks despite being followed, kept in the country against their will and removed from Beijing during a party conference.

High Tech, Low Life depicts how people living in an environment of censorship and repression can still communicate with the world, both locally and globally. This documentary captures the determination and fearlessness of a new digital generation and gives a unique peek behind the notorious Great Firewall of China.

This screening is in partnership with London Open City Docs Fest (21-24 June)

Directed by: Stephen Maing
Year: 2012
Running Time: 87′

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