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Human Rights
Student film: 
Production year: 
July, 2007
Film Credits
About the Director: 

Full Name: Zhihai LIU
Gender: Male
Nationality: the Han nationality
Native place: Wenzhou, Zhejiang
Date of Birth: January 1977
Education: Beijing Film Academy
Current work: Lecturer, Faculty of Film and Video,
China Academy of Art
Telephone: +86-13916371534(Shanghai)
Short film: , Run time: 6 min, Co-director,
Digital film: < Illegal Being >, Run time: 80 min,
director, 2007
Short film: , Run time: 40 min, director,
Short film: , Run time: 10 min, director,
Short film: , Run time: 12 min, Co-director
Hao Ning, 2001;
Digital film :< the kids>, Run time: 90 min, director,
Exhibition and Project Proposal
2008, TAXAN “” Shanghai new age director film
Nov 2007, works: the plan of documentary was nominated in CNEX director plan
Nov 2007, Proposal: 2007 Current Art Exhibition of
Shanghai “Pudong Image”
Sep 2007, Proposal: China Pingyao International
Photography Festival,
Sep 2007, Exhibition: the 8th “China Pingyao
International Photography Festival”
May 2007, works: < Illegal Being >, Exhibition: the
4th China’s Independent Film Festival
Nov 1999, Works: image ,
Exhibition: “Chinese Image Exhibition of Environment”
, National Art Museum of China.
Apr 2001, Proposal: China. Xi’an Experimental Image
Apr 2001, Proposal: the First Exhibition Tour of China
Independent Film Festival of Xi’an
Aug 2000, works: < untitled 3>, Exhibition: “Asian
New age Image”, Nagoya, Japanese
Aug 2001, Proposal: “Xi’an – Fortress Besieged
“Performance Art

Film director: 
Liu Zhihai
Liu Zhihai
Film photographer: 
Li Changchun
Art Director: 
Zhang Shifeng
Chen Liuying
Cast 1: 
Yang Chunyan
Cast 2: 
Li Yao
Film synopsis: 
Background: The Chinese government implemented family planning from 1970s,and the ‘illegal resident’ was one result of this policy – the person who cannot get his /her household registry with normal process by the relevant organization, such as the bastard, extra birth or who miss the household registry due to other reasons. In China, people will lose their legal identity and right of citizen if they don’t get their household registry, For example, they cannot go to school, marry or find a legal job. In addition, they cannot get a death certificate after pass away. Therefore, the offspring of ‘illegal resident’ are ‘illegal resident’ forever. Outline: A Jiao was pregnant with the child of her and Weiqiang, a local man, although they had not got married. Unfortunately, one day Weiqiang died in an accident, and then their daughter A Qing was born. Because A Jiao and Weiqiang were not married, A Qing, as an illegal bastard, can not register household and become an ‘illegal resident’. In order to let A Qing could go to school like other children, A Jiao tried many ways to solve her household registry. However, all the replies were same, A Qing cannot register household just because her mother didn’t got the marriage certificate. With a strong desire to let A Qing could have a normal life, at last A Jiao married a local simpleton under the suggestion of the Police Station superintendent just to get a marriage certificate which can use to solve A Qing’s household registry.
Budget Range: 
Between $100 000 and $10 000
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Original Film Format: 
Digital / DVD
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Comments (2)


the movie is shocking and true,really a film to enjoy


 The movie is very shocking and  true.

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