Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2014

Nomination Detail

Late in 2011, Wukan, a village in southern China, captured international attention when demonstrators flooded the streets, rebelling against decades of corrupt rule. Despite the hurdles, the unthinkable happened in Wukan – the village committee fell and democratic elections were announced. They didn’t take place without a struggle, however, with weeks of protest and the death of an activist leader in the lead up to voting. They then face the same question as many of the new democracies across the globe, what happens after a successful uprising Wukan: The Flame of Democracy follows the challenges faced by a rural Chinese community after adopting a new political system.


The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.

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