Following the May 2008 Sichuan earthquake, Ai Weiwei launched a 'citizen investigation' into the school collapses and began to compile a database of the children who were killed. Volunteers relaying information from the earthquake zone covered a total of 154 schools in numerous towns and counties. By September 2009, the names, ages, school names and other details of 4851 dead students had been verified — a list of their names is featured in this video.

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4851: 5.12 yu nan xue sheng ming lu | 公民調查 | Citizen Investigation

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Onsite

Location code CD.001203
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Chinese - Simplified

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video artChina

Publication/Creation date

2009

Running time

1:26:55

Video format

DVD

No of copies

2

Content type

artwork documentation

(4851: List of 5.12 Student Victims)/A Work by Ai Weiwei
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