Hooligan Sparrow

PBS Premiere: Oct. 17, 2016Check the broadcast schedule »

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Film website - hooligansparrow.com - In addition to information on the film, the website includes updates on some of the activists and suggestions for ways to support them.

Original Online Content on POV

To enhance the broadcast, POV has produced an interactive website to enable viewers to explore the film in greater depth. The Hooligan Sparrow website -- www.pbs.org/pov/HooliganSparrow -- offers a streaming video trailer for the film; an interview with filmmaker; a list of related websites, articles and books; a downloadable discussion guide; a lesson plan with streaming clips; and special features.

Film-Related Human Rights

China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group
chrlawyers.hk/en - This Hong Kong-based group is working to support lawyers in China who defend human rights activists. The site is a good place to find out about current cases, including Wang Yu's detention.

HumanRights.gov - This is a portal for official U.S. government reporting and action related to human rights. See www.humanrights.gov/dyn/countries/china.html for information specifically related to China and www.humanrights.gov/freethe20/ for information on Wang Yu and 19 other women who are political prisoners around the world.

General Human Rights: China

Amnesty International: China
amnestyusa.org/our-work/countries/asia-and-the-pacific/china - In addition to general reports, Amnesty International features cases of individuals being unjustly detained for journalism or peaceful activism.

China Change
chinachange.org - This site is devoted to bringing news about civil society and human rights activism in China to the English-speaking world. It includes an interesting annotated set of links to the sites it relies upon for news gathering.

Human Rights Watch: China and Tibet
hrw.org/asia/china-and-tibet - Human Rights Watch is a good source for general overviews. Also of interest is this update on Wang Yu: hrw.org/news/2016/04/03/china-detained-lawyers-activists-denied-basic-rights