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Zhao Liang (China) graduated from Luxun Fine Art Academy in 1992. He supported himself as a photographer while working on his early documentaries. Zhao’s 2009 documentary Petition: The Court of the Complainants which looks at the legal system in China premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. The film was shot over 12 years and details the plight of Chinese citizens travelling to Beijing to file complaints with the centralgovernment about local officials. After its debut at Cannes, the film was banned in China. His 2011 film Together is about discrimination against people with HIV and AIDS in China and was commissioned by the Ministry of Health.