Dir: Andy Cohen, Gaylen Ross. USA, 2021.

Spanish premiere. 100 min. VOSE.

At the Democracy Wall in Beijing 1978, the “Stars”, a group of self-taught artists – including a young Ai Weiwei – defied propaganda by displaying a new art that defended individuality and free expression, often exposing the inhumanity of the Cultural Revolution. The authorities, provoked by the Stars’ exhibitions and protest demonstrations, cracked down and closed the Democracy Wall. It was all filmed by a daring young filmmaker named Chi Xiaoning.