Ask No Questions
Catalogue Number: LSD166
Producer: Lofty Sky Distribution
Subject: Canadian World Studies, Criminal Justice & Law, Current Events, Documentary, Global Studies, Media and Communications, Politics, Social Issues, Social Media, Social Sciences
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2020
Running Time: 52:00
When Chinese state TV 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. A CNN reporter smuggled out footage of the event that day, but was then muzzled by Beijing. Now, her eyewitness testimony helps untangle an intricate conspiracy, as Chinese authorities begin pressuring the filmmaker’s family and business associates. Ask No Questions shows the deadly power of media under authoritarian control. It also shows the remarkable power of an individual who refuses to compromise the truth.
“I have been mesmerized since I happened upon this. As close to Black Mirror as you’ll find in non-fiction, it is a topical, necessary and important film.” - SLAMDANCE PROGRAMMER JEFFREY RADICE
“It shows the terrifying height of ‘fake news’ and presents a lot of difficult but timely questions about media, governmental authority, censorship, and freedom of the press.” - ROCKETMINER.COM
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