A story about Liu, how he became one of the most compelling public figures in contemporary China, a patriot and a dissident at the same time.
The documentary is the life story of a young man’s firm belief that his patriotic actions will show the world that he is willing to give it all to his motherland. His actions have won accolades from his peers and was hailed a hero. However, his Hero status was short-lived. When his actions do not align with the world’s agenda, he is quickly rebranded a dissident. Reality Show is a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures. We look into the Character’s childhood, the environment that shapes him, why and how he proceeds to execute his plans outside the country, and eventually his claim to fame. This is a Hero to Zero story of a man whose journey reflects the reality in China.
I strive to be a filmmaker who can change the fabric of society for the better. This film explores the reality faced by a man who is both being exalted and persecuted by the country. Through his journey, I hope to show the world what kind of society we live in, and perhaps find out how we can make a difference.
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