Al Jazeera English premiers a four-part documentary series, Wukan: After the Uprising, taking an in-depth look at the village’s experience of grassroots democracy following protests over illegal government land grabs in 2011, as disillusionment with the newly elected leadership gradually set in.
As the international press left Wukan after its historic vote, Al Jazeera stayed on to follow the newly elected village committee in action. Over the course of more than a year, filmmakers Lynn Lee and James Leong documented Wukan’s unique experience with democracy.
From the high of the elections, to the grind of everyday work, to the dilemmas of leadership, this is a rare and intimate portrait of rural China in the midst of remarkable change. [Source]