FEATURE EVENT  |  Fri Apr 19, 7:15 pm

a Benefit for Peace Geeks

High Tech Low Life, a Reel Causes presentation, benefit for Peace Geeks

Trailer • Offical Site • Cause
Mandarin with English subtitles • 87 min
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
Goldcorps Centre for the Arts, SFU
149 W. Hastings St. Vancouver (map)

A multiple-award-winning documentary about Zola and Tiger Temple – two groundbreaking Chinese citizen journalists

“A delightful surprise” – Variety

♦ Skype audience interview with filmmaker Steve Maing after the film

Synopsis: With the Chinese government employing 40,000 “internet police,” more than half a million websites are blocked in the country. Local TV stations only publicize “the good news.” The rising tide of censorship has aroused a wave of citizen reporters committed to investigating local news stories and crime scenes. High Tech Low Life is a timely and probing documentary [that] tracks rogue bloggers Zola and Tiger Temple as they risk political persecution to become China’s uncensored eyes and ears.
Synopsis courtesy of Tribeca Film Festival

Read more on official film site…Laurels for High Tech Low Life, recipient of Reel Causes Benefit

Stephen Maing – Director/Producer/Cinematographer/Editor
Trina Rodriguez – Producer
Read more about the filmmakers here

About Peace Geeks

Peace Geeks, recipient of Reel Causes benefitPeace Geeks is a global nonprofit, volunteer organization that builds the technological, communications and management capacities of grassroots organizations working on the promotion of peace, accountability and human rights. Read more…

Supported by Simon Fraser University’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement