Ximei

(Ximei)

She herself is fighting an incurable disease, but has enough strength to help others. In China, which boasts economic success, but ostracises those with AIDS.

Young farmworker Si-Mei contracted HIV in the mid-1990s. She was not alone. In those days it was not unusual for entire villages to be infected. The country announced a blood and plasma donation campaign, offering payment, and poor farmers were tempted by easy earnings. But catastrophic sanitary conditions – often the blood was not even taken by medical professionals – led to some 300,000 cases of HIV and a subsequent effort at a cover up. Si-Mei has been struggling to this day with the authorities' intimidation. This intrepid woman seeks not only to provide patients with the necessary medicines and social benefits, but also to help them regain the dignity they have lost at the hands of their illness and the Communist regime.

Czech premiere

About the film

Director: Andy Cohen, Gaylen Ross
China, Switzerland, USA
2019 | 101 min.

Language: English, Chinese

Subtitles: English

Director

Andy Cohen

Filmography
2019 - Ximei

Andy Cohen

Gaylen Ross

Filmography
2019 - Ximei
2011 - Caris' Peace
2008 - Killing Kasztner

Gaylen Ross

Screenings

06. 03. 15:00 Evald
DiscussionZuzana Li, sinologist and translator
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07. 03. 18:00 Atlas - Small Hall
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14. 03. 18:00 Municipal Library - Large Hall
DiscussionJan Karlach, sinologist
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