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Ai Xiaoming, a political activist and leading documentary filmmaker, discusses dissent, intellectuals and totalitarianism’s corrosion of ‘people’s hearts’

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Human nature in this totalitarian society has become very vile," said Ai Xiaoming, who has made more than two dozen films, many of which explore activism and controversial historical events. "This power has changed Chinese people’s psychological makeup. Most people, very many people, are really terrible; they’re afraid of losing things."
11 months ago
Amedeo Tumolillo
By Amedeo Tumolillo
Amedeo Tumolillo is an editorial consultant with SupChina and award-winning multimedia journalist. He previously worked at The New York Times and Spectrum. Follow him on Twitter at @hellotumo.
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