A vegetable seller on the streets of his village in Hunan province, 27-year-old 'Zola' is also a blogger, defying the Chinese government's censorship and disputing its propaganda. His fellow blogger, Beijing-based 57-year-old 'Tiger Temple' earned his tag as China's first citizen reporter when he documented an unfolding murder. Mobiles and laptops at the ready, the duo travel the country reporting on the unreported - from rapes to pollution to homelessness. Zola's parents disapprove - 'country comes before individual' - and they fear for his future. The older Tiger Temple is more cautious, keeping friends and family at arm's length and avoiding the limelight. As he says, "The Arab Spring made the authorities more nervous." High Tech, Low Life is an important and timely look at China's bloggers as they battle the infamous Great Firewall of China.

Film Info

2 min 58 sec Duration
  • Posted: July 26, 2012
  • Director: Stephen Maing
  • Writer: Unknown or Not Available
  • Studio: Independent
  • Release: 2012
  • Cast: Unknown or Not Available

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