Hooligan Sparrow

Documentary Feature  |  84 min  |  Executive Producer  |  Premiered Sundance 2016

Traversing southern China, a group of activists led by Ye Haiyan (aka Sparrow) protest a scandalous incident where a school principal and a government official allegedly raped six school girls. Sparrow becomes an enemy of the state, but detentions, interrogations, and evictions can’t stop her protest from going viral. Directed by Nanfu Wang.

Contact: hooligansparrow@gmail.com
Festival booking: jeffrey@thefilmcollaborative.org

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2017 Peabody Award - WINNER
2017 George Polk Award - WINNER
2017 Shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
2017 Cinema Eye Honors - WINNER, Best Debut Feature
2017 Independent Spirit Awards - WINNER, Truer Than Fiction Award
2016 IDA Awards - WINNER, Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award
2016 Critic's Choice Awards - NOMINATED, Best First Documentary Feature
2016 Sundance Film Festival, World Documentary Competition
2016 Human Rights Watch Film Festival, London - OPENING NIGHT FILM
2016 HRWFF, New York - OPENING NIGHT FILM, Nestor Almendros Award for Courage in Filmmaking
2016 FIFDH, Geneva - WINNER, Prize of Gilda Vieira de Mello & Youth Jury Prize
2016 One World Film Festival, Prague - SPECIAL JURY MENTION
2016 LA Asian Pacific Film Festival - WINNER, Grand Jury Prize for Best Doc & Best Director
2016 Ashland Independent Film Festival - WINNER, Les Blank Award for Best Documentary
2016 Dallas International Film Festival - WINNER, Silver Heart Award
2016 Nashville Film Festival - WINNER, Special Jury Prize for Badass Filmmaking
2016 Jerusalem Film Festival - WINNER
2016 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
2016 Movies That Matter, The Hague - WINNER, 2 Golden Butterfly Awards including Best Documentary
2016 Docudays UA, Kiev
2016 Cleveland International Film Festival
2016 Doc10 Film Festival, Chicago
2016 Full Frame Documentary Festival
2016 Urban Nomad Film Festival, Taiwan - OPENING NIGHT FILM
2016 Sheffield Doc/Fest - SPECIAL MENTION, Tim Hetherington Award
2016 Nantucket Film Festival
2016 AFI Docs Film Festival
2016 Traverse City Film Festival
2016 Hot Docs Film Festival