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Hooligan Sparrow is a movie starring Ye Haiyan, Huang, and Wang Jianfen. State surveillance. Harassment. Imprisonment. Human rights activist Ye Haiyan, AKA Sparrow, knew she faced these risks when she went to Hainan Province to seek...

Crime, Documentary, News, Drama
Nanfu Wang
Tang Jitian, Huang, Wang Jianfen, Ye Haiyan

All Systems Operational

Product details

Genres Crime, Documentary, News, Drama
Director Nanfu Wang
Writer Mark Monroe, Nanfu Wang
Stars Tang Jitian, Huang, Wang Jianfen, Ye Haiyan
Country China, USA
Also Known As Nieustraszony wróbel, Hai nan zhi hou, Huligansparven, The Road from Hainan
Runtime 1 h 24 min
Audio Português  English  Deutsch  Italiano  Español  Français  Gaeilge  Svenska  Nederlands
Subtitles Português  日本語  Čeština  Australia  한국어  Filipino  Tiếng Việt  हिन्दी 
Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Description State surveillance. Harassment. Imprisonment. Human rights activist Ye Haiyan, AKA Sparrow, knew she faced these risks when she went to Hainan Province to seek justice for six elementary school girls who were sexually abused by their principal. But the scale and intensity of the government's reaction surprised even the most seasoned activists across China. 'The Road from Hainan' follows Sparrow as she was chased from town to town by local governments, national secret police, and even her own neighbors.

Top reviews

Tuesday, 30 Jun 2020 17:51

In many ways this is a touching film. But this film is much more than that. It is a journey through the lives of several prisoners, one in particular, nicknamed "Hooligan Sparrow", one who was born in England to parents who had emigrated to Canada, and was raised in Canada. The man, who was detained in a maximum security prison, went through a prison education, a prison disciplinary unit, and finally a prison release. Through this film we watch the man and his friends as he adjusts to life in the "free" world. We watch the documentary of the man's friends, who had been convicted of various crimes, and as the film continues we see some of the things that have caused the prison to be "free". What this documentary shows is the brutalization of the system, and the general unwillingness of the people involved in the system to do anything about it. The same people that create the system feel entitled to abuse it. This film also shows the love of a mother for her son, and the pain of a family and friends towards the one person that they have lost, and the hope that there will be some kind of change. Although we know that it is going to be a hard journey for the man, and the people in prison, the film shows the true sorrow and heartache that is a prison. We see the sorrow and misery that comes from the mistakes and the lack of education that the system has placed on it. We see the suffering of the staff members and their families, and the frustration that goes with them. We see the change that the people in prison have had to go through, the anger and hatred that has been put upon them, and the hope that they will get out of prison. We see a man and a few friends who had to start over from scratch, and a man who has gone through a hell of a lot. We see how much love and gratitude this man has to give to his friends, and the hope that he will one day be released from prison. This film is a true and honest documentary. It is an eye opener for the American public and those who have been imprisoned, and those that are being imprisoned. This film is both disturbing and uplifting. The men and women in prison are human, and deserve the respect and love that they have. I hope that all who have been involved in this film can see that there are still good people in this world, that people can change, and that if you love somebody, you should show them this film, because it will bring them back to their family and friends.
Monday, 25 May 2020 10:20

This film is about the rise of the British punk scene, and how it was eventually crushed by the prevailing morality police. At the time of its release, 'The Clonka' was an instant cult hit, and is even today seen as the definitive punk film. But as the story progresses it becomes more clear that this was a misleading title, and that the real subject of the film is the rise of the P.C. culture in Britain, which is reflected in the ever increasing music industry of the late 1980s and early 1990s, and was reflected in the music video culture of the early 1990s. Whilst the title 'The Clonka' is far too long and slow, it gives an overview of the punk scene, and the most important bands involved in it, which is, of course, important for the film. The film is a non-linear film, with each part delving into the punk scene, and the music industry in Britain in the 1970s and 1980s, and the events that led to the rise of the P.C. culture. The film covers the rise of punk, and the P.C. culture in Britain, from the early 1970s, and shows how the P.C. culture led to the gradual decline of the music industry, and the effects of this on the youth culture in Britain. Whilst the film itself is presented in an unflattering light, the counter-culture was and still is, a very real part of British society, and one that is worth remembering. What it shows us is that there was a time, far before the time of punk, when the idea of punk was very much alive. With this in mind, it's always nice to see the rise and fall of the punk movement, and also that the people that spawned it, have never really been forgotten. It's great to see how the British music industry has changed over the years. What this film doesn't show is the influence of the P.C. culture on the music industry, and in particular, the death of the independent record label. Whilst the majority of the music industry of the late 1980s and early 1990s were still run by small independent record labels, the popularity of the P.C. culture had already begun to spread across the industry. Whilst this film covers the rise of punk, it doesn't mention the influence of the P.C. culture on the music industry. It's a shame that this part of the story hasn't been told. It really would have been a great film for people to see, and to understand, and that would have been a great film.
Thursday, 14 May 2020 17:12

Who knew there were so many people in America who believed that a black man could run a pirate ship and get away with it? This documentary was about the legendary "Hooligan Sparrow" who was an infamous gangster of the 1930's and 1940's. Most pirates at the time were white. There were more blacks than whites on the ships and even on the crew, but most pirates were of European descent. In this documentary, a lot of information is revealed about the crime, the politics, the role of police, and the real life of Hooligan Sparrow, although some of the information is quite disturbing. The movie was made by an American filmmaker, J. Lee Thompson, who also produced, directed, and wrote the screenplay, as well as an artistic director. The interview footage was also done by American and British filmmakers. As I mentioned, the movie does have quite disturbing content, and even though it is a little disturbing, it is actually very good. There is no violence or vulgar language, although there is a little bit of that. The film starts off with Hooligan Sparrow's birth in America, and the interview footage is fascinating. It seems to go a little slow at first, but it picks up. The film does go on for quite a while. At about 2 hours and 13 minutes, it is a long film. The movie does get quite slow in the last half hour. However, the film is worth watching because it is very insightful. It is very much a documentary, but it is also very entertaining. It is quite entertaining to see how a pirate could get away with everything, and how police would stand by and do nothing. It is a great movie to watch.
Monday, 20 Apr 2020 16:04

This is an incredibly well made documentary and is very engaging. I did not expect to like it as much as I did. It is an extremely accurate depiction of the underbelly of American society and what it is like to live there. It shows the heroin epidemic, how people have turned to the street to live and the violence of what it is like to be a drug addict. It is also about the men that run the street, how they prey on the innocent and the homeless, and how the government protects them. The result is a story that could have been lost, but instead is told in a very accessible and unbiased manner. I loved how the documentary included interviews with a number of people that the documentary is based on, including people that have been in the industry for years and years, including a guy who has been a part of the industry for years and he talked about his views on how the industry works and how it is completely rotten. I also liked how it was clear what the majority of people were thinking about the film and how they wanted to watch it. I thought the interviews were very interesting, and gave a lot of insight into how the industry works. There are a lot of really interesting things that were covered in the interviews, such as the fact that the industry is run by criminals, how the young guys are forced to sell their bodies, and the way that the older guys think of it. The interviews were also interesting in that they didn't go into too much detail about how the industry works, such as how it was made illegal in 1996. They also didn't talk about how it was outlawed in other countries, which is very interesting, because most Americans are unaware of what is actually going on in the industry. I also loved how the film wasn't really biased, because it didn't mention drug usage as a form of entertainment and it didn't talk about what the economy is like for the drug dealers. It also didn't mention that the filming of the film was done in the name of helping the drug dealers. I also liked how it didn't tell the audience what the film was actually about, because if you watch it, you'll know. It is simply an extremely well made documentary that has been beautifully shot and edited. It was a very worthwhile film and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the subject of the documentary.
Saturday, 04 Apr 2020 12:15

The truth is, there's nothing we don't know about this population. Our love for them is just a little more complicated than just love for each other. It's love for our country, our love for each other, and for our freedom. They fought and died for our freedom. They've risked their lives, their health, and even their lives to win our freedom. There is nothing they've done to deserve this. They've fought, not for fame or glory, but for the right to speak and to vote, and to not be denied the right to vote. There's nothing they've done that has ever come under the control of anyone. They fought to be free, and to have their voice heard in the Congress. There's nothing they've done that we haven't seen already. Nothing at all. All of this is not our business. I believe that this film is one of the best films that we've ever had the privilege of watching. It tells the truth of this beautiful and complicated human race. There are no winners in this movie. No one. Everyone is at the mercy of the powers that be. The truth of our lives and of our love for each other is inescapable, and it's the responsibility of all of us to fight for what we believe in, and to ensure that our government protects the rights of all of us. Freedom is a gift from the creator of all things. It can be taken away from us, it can be taken from our brothers and sisters. But it's not a gift that we can give. We have to earn it. The fight for our freedom is not easy, and it's not glamorous. It's not easy. I'll tell you why. It's because the majority of Americans do not understand the plight of the people in Africa. They don't understand what the people of North Korea go through. They don't understand the war we're going to have to fight in our own country. They don't understand that a government can imprison a person and deny them of their basic rights just because it does not like them. They don't understand that this is the reality of the world, and we cannot afford to be ignorant about it. We can't afford to turn our backs on the truth. We have to fight for it, and to ensure that we can take our stand for it. It's up to us. And I thank God that he is giving us this opportunity to see and hear the truth. It's not easy, it's not glamorous, and it's not glamorous. It's not easy to see. It's not glamorous to listen. It's not glamorous to talk. It's not glamorous to be ignorant. But it's an honor. It's an honor to stand for our freedom. We've been fighting for it for so long. It's time to stand up for it.
Saturday, 04 Apr 2020 03:54

An A-Lister in front of the camera. A small-scale but important documentary. I'd say that "Hooligan Sparrow" is a ten for me. The thing is, that this movie can only be viewed on TV, even if I wanted to. Maybe someday I'll be able to watch it again, but right now it is not the most convenient choice. A couple of days ago I was watching the season premiere of the show "Hard Knocks", and I could not bear to turn it off for a moment. "Hooligan Sparrow" is all about the development of a football team that was destined to fail before it even started. In a wide-ranging interview with the director, the team's owner, it is revealed that he has been a fan of the Boston Bruins since childhood. But, after a lifetime of football, he still prefers to do something else: watching soccer. A real eye-opener for him. The interview is in English, but it has been translated by a really knowledgeable source in the community. In this interview he refers to himself as a fan of "soccer", and that he would be interested in having a "soccer team". The story of how that team got its start and the surprising effect it had on the people that surrounded it, is told in a fairly concise manner. The main purpose of this documentary is to show how sports are really more than just sports. They are people's dreams, and for the small-scale-soccer team, that dream came true. A social documentary that will bring back memories to many people. I recommend it to all the sports fans who have a brain of a diamond, and I will continue to wait for it to be available on the internet. It is a must-see documentary for all sports lovers.

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