Hooligan Sparrow

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Hooligan Sparrow
Hooligan Sparrow.png
Theatrical release poster
Directed byNanfu Wang
Produced by
  • Nanfu Wang
  • Andy Cohen
  • Alison Klayman
  • Peter Lucas
  • Michael Shade
Written by
  • Nanfu Wang
  • Mark Monroe
StarringYe Haiyan
Music byNathan Halpern
Chris Ruggiero
CinematographyNanfu Wang
Edited byNanfu Wang
  • Little Horse Crossing the River
  • In association with Diamond Docs
  • Bertha Foundation
  • Britdocs
  • AC Films
Distributed by
Release date
(October 17, 2016
PBS TV (USA), POV series[1])
Running time
83 minutes
United States[2]

Hooligan Sparrow is a 2016 documentary film about Ye Haiyan and other Chinese activists written and produced by Nanfu Wang.[3]


The documentary is about a child rape case in China (involving a government official) and the protests against it by activists Ye Haiyan, Shan Lihua, Tang Jitian, Wang Jianfen, Jia Lingmin, Wang Yu, and Huang. It is composed of footage captured surreptitiously, and smuggled out of the country, by Nanfu Wang.[4]


  1. ^ Hooligan Sparrow, PBS POV TV series.
  2. ^ a b "HOOLIGAN SPARROW". Sundance Film Festival and Sundance Institute.
  3. ^ Gleiberman, Owen (22 July 2016). "Film Review: Hooligan Sparrow". Variety. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  4. ^ Fagerholm, Matt (22 July 2016). "Hooligan Sparrow". RogerEbert.com. Retrieved 15 October 2016.

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