Ask no Questions
COMPETITION SCREENING 12: The Truth Will Set Us Free
Ask no Questions - dir. Jason Loftus, Eric Pedicelli, USA 2019, 80’
When Chinese state television blames his faith for a fiery public suicide, Chen Ruichang is detained in a Clockwork Orange-style brainwashing facility and forced to accept the government’s account. But Chen, a former insider of the state TV himself, believes it was all a government plot. Ask No Questions untangles an intricate conspiracy, with help from eyewitness Lisa Weaver, the CNN reporter who smuggled out footage of the event but was later muzzled by Chinese authorities.