Watch Ximei16 Mar 2019

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Directed By: Andy Cohen, Gaylen Ross

  • A Chinese peasant woman's fight for fellow AIDS patients who contracted AIDS in the 1990's when China encouraged millions of poor farmers to donate blood for money under catastrophic health conditions,

  • Ximei is a young peasant woman from rural China's Henan Province who contracted AIDS during the government-sanctioned "Black Blood Economy." In the late 1990s, the Chinese government encouraged impoverished villagers to sell their blood plasma for money, literally bleeding people for profit. Blood donors as well as recipients were infected with HIV from contaminated equipment, sparking a full-blown epidemic that affected an estimated 300,000 people, followed by a scandalous cover up. Even as local officials try to terrorize Ximei into silence and close down her halfway house for AIDS victims, she single-handedly fights for these victims to overcome social and legal discrimination and receive proper medication. Her courageous actions and fiery character transform the tragedy of Henan's HIV-infected outcasts into lives of hope and dignity.

  • Director:

    Andy Cohen, Gaylen Ross

    Writer:

    N/A

    Stars:

    N/A

    Genres:

    Documentary

    Release Date:
    16 Mar 2019 Switzerland
    Run Time:
    98 min
    Languages:

    Chinese

    Cast & Crew of

    Ximei

    Directors & Credit Writers

    Liu Ximei As

    Herself

    self

    Andy Cohen As

    director

    Gaylen Ross As

    director

    Chin-Chin Yap As

    producer

    Dong Liu As

    composer

    Shuo Chen As

    cinematographer

    Julien Roby As

    cinematographer

    Ying Lu As

    editor