"High Tech, Low Life" screening at HotDocs

Thursday, May 3, 2012

CJFE is pleased to be at HotDocs again, this time co-sponsoring the film "High Tech, Low Life."

There will be three screenings of the film, in Toronto:
Thursday, May 3, 6:45 PM, at Cumberland 2
Friday, May 4, 7:15 PM, at The Royal Cinema
Sunday, May 6, 8:30 PM, at TIFF Bell Lightbox 3

Tickets can be purchased directly from the HotDocs website

About the Film

A young Chinese vegetable seller decides to challenge the restrictions of free speech and begin a second life as a citizen journalist. Travelling through the country he reports on censored news stories and social issues, though his desire for truth and the possibility of fame guides him into potential harm. An older blogger in Beijing is dedicated to telling the stories of the villagers who struggle for survival in China’s rural areas. Armed with digital cameras, cell phones and laptops they have both become one-man news stations trying to make sense of the rapidly changing country they live in. These two brave men chronicle the untold stories from inside China, risking political persecution while trying to find a safe way through the country’s evolving censorship regulations. Telling the story from two different generations, High Tech, Low Life captures the determination and fearlessness of a new digital generation from two of China’s first citizen reporters.

Stephen Maing

Stephen Maing
Trina Rodriguez

Stephen Maing

Stephen Maing
Jonathan Oppenheim

High Tech, Low Life official website