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Petition Reviews

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January 12, 2011
This documentary of a makeshift community of Chinese citizens caught in a Dickensian charade of Beijing bureaucracy finds hope among the hopeless and pride in the hearts of outcasts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 10, 2011
A concert of stifled voices that, together, are a brave and angry cry for democratic representation and the rule of law.
January 14, 2011
A brave and wrenching new documentary from China
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 13, 2011
epic and ambitious
| Original Score: 4/5
January 18, 2011
Sad and sobering account of human-rights violations in modern-day China.
January 13, 2011
A film that shows how China's poor go through a Kafkaesque nightmare in a largely futile effort to get justice through Beijing's petition offices. Nominally ombudsmen, these offices largely serve to prevent justice from taking place.
September 15, 2009
An exemplary piece of journalism...
January 27, 2010
Moments of communication sought or denied give poignancy to a film filled with helplessness and outrage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 12, 2011
This guerrilla-cinema essay is more than just a look at China's judicial morass; it's a dispatch from the front lines of a dictatorship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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