In 2014, organizers of the Beijing Independent Film Festival were detained and stopped from showing independent Chinese films to the public. As a way to shed light on the groundbreaking cinema that was supposed to be featured in the festival, the films will now be screened courtesy of Cinema on the Edge in New York City through August and September. However, this mission to give back the voices of independent thinkers and creators in China needs your help to succeed, and Cinema on the Edge has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help meet funding goals.
Cinema on the Edge will include Ai Wei Wei’s documentary “Ping’an Xueqing,” Li Luo’s “Emperor Visits The Hell” and much more from subversive and groundbreaking films and filmmakers from China. The movies will be screened in different museums and theaters throughout New York City once the Kickstarter goal of $8,888 is met.