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High Tech, Low Life (2012)

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A documentary that follows the journey of two of China's first citizen reporters as they travel the country chronicling under-reported news and social issues stories.

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Stephen Maing (as Stephen T. Maing)
6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Shihe Zhang Shihe Zhang ... Tiger Temple
Shuguang Zhou Shuguang Zhou ... Zola
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Storyline

Inspired by a search for truth and the potential for fame, a young vegetable-seller from Hunan province challenges the boundaries of free speech by reporting on censored news stories in cities throughout China. And from the bustling streets of Beijing, a middle-aged writer sets off to make sense of his past by riding his bicycle across the mainland, documenting the struggles of villagers deep within China's countryside. Armed with laptops, cell phones and digital cameras, Zola and Tiger Temple travel the country as independent one-man news stations while learning to navigate China's evolving censorship regulations and avoiding the risk of political persecution. High Tech, Low Life captures the untold story of these citizen reporters and the achievements of a fearless new digital generation.

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Taglines:

Censorship. New Media. And China's first citizen reporters.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

China | USA

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wielki chinski firewall See more »

Filming Locations:

Beijing, China See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,718, 13 January 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,032, 13 January 2013
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Color
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