"Compelled to write, forced to flee" (Documentary)


Saroja Coelho meets up with Liao Yiwu, Chinese poet, author and democracy activist, as he settles into his life of exile in Berlin. Jailed in China after protesting the Tiananmen Square massacre, he was bound by steel shackles to fellow victims of state repression. Now he's concluded the only answer is fleeing his homeland.

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