University City Savages

My involvement in this film began in 2009, filming recent events and editing 7 years of footage.  

Never having experienced the brutality of totalitarianism, I was moved and inspired by the courage and determinationof the displaced farmers, many of whom have been jailed, beaten and dispossessed of all their belongings.  Still they persevere.  Would you?  Would I?        

Producer, Camera, Editor, 88' Indie feature 2010 directed by wang bang 


Shot over 5 years in China, this feature documentary reveals how developers and government officials have abused farmers and grabbed their land.  In the face of a totalitarian regime the courage of the farmers fighting against their oppression gives some hope for the future. 3 min clip

Contact:  Ken Barnes  blissmonkeyfilms@gmail.com