China’s First Citizen Reporters
High Tech, Low Life is a award winning documentary of China’s first Citizen Reporters. “Vegetable seller ‘Zola’ and bicycle-riding activist ‘Tiger Temple’ are using laptops, mobiles and digital cameras to bypass the strict codes of conventional Chinese media the two risk political persecution to give first-hand, unmediated accounts of untold stories from around China”.
The boundaries of documentary making are shifting dramatically in a digital world. Documentary makers, investigative journalists and citizen reporters are breaking ground in the new media landscape. In China resilient new media celebrities are emerging despite of the totalitarian rule.