Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

The Exiles

Year: 2022
Country: USA
Language: English
Run Time: 96 minutes

The Exiles
The Exiles

In THE EXILES, Ben Klein and Violet Columbus work with filmmaker and Academy Award® nominee Christine Choy in completing her documentary about Tiananmen Square. After an introduction of Choy, a character in every sense of the word, we get taken back to China in 1989, where non-violent protesters were attacked by the government. To this day we still don’t know how many lives were lost. Many of these people had to flee their country and haven’t returned since. Choy shares her footage with the exiles, and we get pulled into the personal stories of Wu’er Kaixi, Yan Jiaqi, and Wan Runnan. Did these men think their risks were worth it? THE EXILES aims to find out. —N.A.

CIFF46 Screenings

Mimi Ohio Theatre

Wednesday, April 06, 2022 at 7:15 PM

Thursday, April 07, 2022 at 2:40 PM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Related Event
46th CIFF College Program

Sidebars
Asian Cinema
Women of the World

Competitions
Nesnadny + Schwartz Portrait Documentary Competition
Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director

Directors
Ben Klein, Violet Columbus

Producers
Ben Klein, Violet Columbus, Maria Chiu

Cinematography
Connor K. Smith, Alexander J. Hufschmid

Editing
Connor K. Smith

Film Contact

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