Chinese Netizens are heroic Zorros or voyeuristic bounty-hunters by turns. As People’s War 2.0 rages online, some have called for the state to introduce stronger legislation to protect personal data and privacy. Invisible Killer — which will soon hit the screens in Beijing — is possibly the first film on the phenomenon of ‘human flesh search engine’ (人肉搜索). It fictionalises from news reports cases of lives turned upside down by online witch hunts.
A Q&A session with the film’s director Wang Jing and producer Xie Xiaodong will follow the screening of this 90 minute-film, in Chinese with English subtitles. The film has been reviewed in Variety magazine.
DATE: Saturday, July 25, 2009
**CHANGE OF VENUE: China Central Newsreel and Documentray Film Studio (中央新闻纪录电影制片厂 ), No.67 Central Road of the North 3rd Ring Road (北京市海淀区北京市海淀区北三环中路67 ), first floor, The Main Building.
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ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
Director Wang Jing was born in Jiangsu in 1966. He graduated from the Department of Photography of the Beijing Film Academy in 1990. He now teaches there.
Producer Xie Xiaodong graduated from Peking University in the 1980s, after which he left for the US to work and study. He now works as a film producer in China.