Short Introduction of Juvenile Laborers Confined in Dabao and Above Ghosts’ Heads

片名:《大堡小劳教》

导演:谢贻卉 Xie, Yihui

时长:104分钟 104 mins

字幕:中英文 Chinese and English

完成时间:2013年4月

Title: Juvenile Laborers Confined in Dabao

Director: XIE Yihui

Length: 104 minutes

Subtitles: Chinese and English

Date completed: April 2013

影片简介:

1958年,在《四川日报》社任职记者的青年曾伯炎被打成右派后,送到四川省乐山市峨边县沙坪农场劳教。在这里,他看到几百个十多岁的少年出没于对面的原始森林,和他一样干着繁重的体力劳动,他惊诧万分。不久,这些孩子和四川各地其他被收容的孩子,陆续被送到沙坪农场的一个分场——大堡作业区,开始他们半工半读的劳教生涯。不料,大饥荒横扫了中国大地,这些孩子也遭受到至为残酷的冲击。本片纪录了白发老人曾伯炎为了弄清那段痛史,奔走于重庆、四川两地寻访大堡作业区幸存者所作的惊人努力,并籍由他的采访以及小劳教、右派、医生、教研组长、村民等的生动讲述,将观众带到大堡,去追逐触摸那些曾经存在的心跳。

纪录片初稿编辑后期,中山大学比较文学系教授、权益活动家、独立纪录片导演艾晓明对该纪录片作出“就此而言,较之独立的历史纪录片的里程碑《寻找林昭的灵魂》,你(谢贻卉)这部纪录片都有超越”的评价。评论全文请看:

中国少年劳教犯幸存者的证词:致谢贻卉谈她的纪录片《大堡小劳教》http://aixiaomingstudio.blogspot.hk/2013/03/70-1957-107-60mpeg-1960-19611962.html

About the film:

After Sichuan Daily reporter Zeng Boyan was labeled a rightist in 1958, he was sent to Shaping Farm in E’bian County, Leshan, Sichuan to be re-educated though labor. It was there that he witnessed several hundred other teens wander about the virgin forests before the farm, performing heavy labor as he did. He was completely shocked. Before long, these children and others who had been taken in from around Sichuan were sent to Dabao Operation Zone, a section of Shaping Farm, to commence their work-study re-education career. Then, these children were hit with the brutal impact of the great famine sweeping across China.

In this documentary, Zeng Boyan, now grey with age, gives a clear recount of this period in history. He takes great effort to find fellow survivors from Dabao in the Sichuan and Chongqing area, transporting audiences to Dabao through lively interviews with the juvenile inmates, rightists, doctors, researchers, and villagers that are sure to touch their hearts. In the early stages of editing the film, Sun Yat-sen University professor, filmmaker, and activist Ai Xiaoming wrote in a review, “With this film, [Xie Yihui] has surpassed the milestone independent historical documentary, Searching For Lin Zhao’s Soul” (Ai Xiaoming, “Survivor Testimony of Former Chinese Re-education-Through-Labor Juvenile Inmates: On Xie Yihui’s Documentary Juvenile Laborers Confined in Dabao” [中国少年劳教犯幸存者的证词:致谢贻卉谈她的纪录片《大堡小劳教》], March 29, 2013,  http://aixiaomingstudio.blogspot.hk/2013/03/70-1957-107-60mpeg-1960-19611962.html. An English translation of Ai’s review is available from Human Rights in China at http://www.hrichina.org/content/6635.)

导演简介:

谢贻卉,本名谢林蓉。1967年生于四川成都。曾长期从事人力资源管理,也有一段时间赋闲在家。2008年,四川发生5﹒12地震,因协助艾晓明老师拍片,接触到纪录片拍摄。2009年,曾与谭作人一起进行地震遇难学生名单调查。2010年,在朋友处借了个机器开始拍片。2012年,完成纪录片《右派李盛照的饥饿报告》。2013年,完成纪录片《大堡小劳教》。拍摄题材大多关涉中国当代史,尤其四川当代历史。

About the director:

Xie Yihui(谢贻卉) (given name Xie Linrong [谢林蓉]): Born in Chengdu, Sichuan in 1967, Xie for a long period worked in human resources, and has been unemployed for a brief period as well. Xie became acquainted with documentary filmmaking when she assisted Ai Xiaoming in making a film following the Sichuan Earthquake in May 2008.  In 2009, Xie and Tan Zuoren conducted an investigation into the names of the children who had died in the earthquake. In 2010, Xie borrowed filmmaking equipment from her friends to shoot her own documentaries. She finished her film, Starvation Report on Rightist Li Shengzhao (右派李盛照的饥饿报告). In 2013, Xie completed Juvenile Laborers Confined in Dabao (大堡小劳教). Her films are themed predominately around modern Chinese history, particularly that in and around Sichuan.

片名:《小鬼头上的女人》

导演: 杜斌

时常:60分钟

字幕:中英文

完成时间:2013年4月

Title: Above the Ghosts’ Heads: The Women of Masanjia Labor Camp

Director: DU Bin

Length: 60 minutes

Subtitles: Chinese and English

Date completed: April 2013

Words from the director:

How does China’s re-education-through-labor system “reform” its detainees? In this film, petitioner Liu Hua provides an insight through her personal experience. A 51-year-old farmer from Shenyang, Liaoning, Liu Hua fell victim to retaliation after she and her husband Yue Yongjin exposed the embezzlement of a large portion of collectively owned funds by their local village Party secretary and other senior officials. Liu Hua was charged with “endangering state security”, “going against the Party”, and “working against socialism”, and subsequently served three years in Masanjia Women’s Labor Camp in Shenyang, Liaoning.

Masanjia Women’s Labor Camp was founded in October 1999. Since then it has received praise from the Central Committee of the CPC, the Ministries of Public Security and Justice, and judicial authorities at all levels for its “glorious victories” in compelling petitioners to abandon their quests for justice and Falun Gong practitioners to renounce their faith. Masanjia has been promoted as a model and example of best practice for other labor camps across China. It has declared that the police officers working in Masanjia have always acted in accordance with the law when “reforming” inmates and “turning them into people useful to their country”, and that inmates have never been abused in their facilities.

Yet Liu Hua rips apart Masanjia with her eyewitness recount, giving insight into its atrocities. Despite only having had five years of schooling, Liu managed to secretly record the slavery, abuse, and torture that female inmates suffered in Masanjia. Liu worked daily to commit her writings to memory, eating each page once she had memorized it, for pencils, paper, and writing were all strictly forbidden inside the camp. The brutality inflicted upon the Masanjia inmates was by no means an isolated case, but echoed by hundreds of labor camps across the country.

Three months after her release, Liu Hua took a huge risk to recount the barbaric scenes inside Masanjia: female inmates overworked to produce garments for Western companies and the Chinese armed forces, left with no time to eat except during their toilet breaks. Women in their twenties to forties who ceased to menstruate for up to ten months, their bodies’ natural cycles destroyed. Petitioners and Falungong practitioners, who defended their rights and challenged their persecution, tortured by policewomen. Women were put through solitary confinement, stretching, hanging, being forced to sit in the “tiger bench” position, force-feeding by vaginal specula. Women tied to a “death bed”, where they were stripped and forced to lie as if dead for months without being permitted showers or even to brush their teeth, yet infected with vaginitis; they would sleep and awaken, never leaving the bed; defecating and urinating, never leaving the bed. Women were hit with electric batons on breasts and genitals, and electric batons and chili powder were inserted into their vaginas.

  • Liu Hua’s recount and the testimonies of numerous women detainees lay bare the evils of China’s re-education-through-labor camps. As Liu states, “In this world, China’s reeducation-through-labor system is the most evil system in this world. It’s an insult to humankind… We became slaves and hostages of this evil system.”

About the director:

Du Bin, born on 1 March 1972 in Tancheng County, Shandong, is also nicknamed “Mimi” by friends for his “dreamy” character. In recent years, he has become an advocate for petitioners and other grass-roots groups. A former photojournalist for China Society Periodical and other media, Du Bin works currently as a freelance photographer for the New York Times, and his works are widely published in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Times and Stars. His photograph “Writing Grievances” won the Close-up Photography award in the 14th Human Rights Press Awards (May 2010). Du’s work include Petitioners: Living Fossils Who Survived China’s Rule of Law (Ming Pao, 2007); Shanghai Graveyard (Vine Press, 2010); Toothbrush (White Elephant, 2011); Beijing Ghosts (Boxun, 2010); Chairman Mao’s Purgatory (Mingjing, 2011); Ai God (Suyuan, 2012); Mao Zedong’s Regime of Human Flesh (Mingjing, 2013); Tiananmen Square Massacre (forthcoming); Vaginal Coma (drafted). His micro-documentary series will soon release its first episode “Motherland of Grass-mud Horses”.

请购票支持《大堡小劳教》和《小鬼头上的女人》五一“网络公映”。

Purchase tickets to support the 1 May Online Public Screening of Juvenile Laborers Confined in Dabao and Above the Ghosts’ Heads: The Women of Masanjia Labor Camp

票价:30元人民币一张,购票张数无上限;

售票目标:5万元人民币;

售票时期:2013年4月12日-5月1日;

票款去向:所得所有票款平均分成两份,分别全数付给纪录片导演,由其自由支配。以覆盖其创作成本及支持未来的纪录片创作;

购票付款管道:paypal: zengjinyan@gmail.com,支付宝:zengjinyan@yahoo.com。付款请注明《小鬼头上的女人》或《大堡小劳教》。付款者可打印网络支付凭证或发送电邮到实地放映研讨活动的组办方,作为入场券。

Price: 30 RMB/ticket, ticket availability unlimited

Target: 50,000 RMB

Sale period: 12 April – 1 May 2013

Use of proceeds: All proceeds shall be equally divided and given to the filmmakers for use at their own discretion, to cover the cost of the creation of these films as well as future ventures.

Purchase method: Paypal: zengjinyan@gmail.com; Alipay: zengjinyan@yahoo.com. When making the payment, please specify Juvenile Laborers Confined in Dabao or Above the Ghosts’ Heads: The Women of Masanjia Labor Camp. The payment receipt or e-mail notice of payment can be printed and serves as the ticket to the screening.

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For information on trailers, posters, international media coverage, times and locations of screenings, online screenings, and archiving institutions, please visit https://zengjinyan.wordpress.com. You can also follow @zengjinyan on Twitter for updated information.

致力于发行出版推广独立影像的香港“爱拷贝工作室”将五一后发行DVD。http://acopy.net/chi。影片质量因传播媒介不同而有较大的差异。

Acopy Workshop, a Hong Kong project aimed at promoting and distributing independent documentaries, will release DVDs of the documentaries after 1 May. The film quality may suffer some irregularities due to formatting issues. For more information, visit http://acopy.net.

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If you are interested in archiving the films for research or teaching purposes or are interested in organizing a screening and discussion forum, please contact Zeng Jinyan at zengjinyan@gmail.com.

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