“China no longer needs a revolution, the kind of total revolution that completely disrupts society. The costs are too high.”
ZHAO LIANG (赵亮) , A CHINESE DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THIS GUY), JUSTIFYING HIS DECISION TO WORK WITH OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT APPROVAL AND FINANCIAL BACKING.
Zhao’s most notable work, ‘Petition’ (banned in China), documents over a period of 12 years the struggles of Chinese citizens traveling to Beijing to seek redresses against injustice. Zhao’s newest film, ‘Together’, a film commissioned and partially financed by the Ministry of Health, follows the plight of AIDS sufferers in China.
A profile on Zhao by the New York Times can be found here.