Inspiring story about a Chinese Dissident recently arrested
Tenacious, resourceful and possessed of a wry sense of humor, he used a handheld video recorder to capture the mundane routine of surveillance from his apartment: security agents eating boxed lunches, napping on lawn chairs and playing cards. They crowded around Zeng as she tried to walk out of the compound and followed her in unmarked cars when she drove off in her metallic orange compact.
"They are just like a pair of friends who faithfully follow us," Hu deadpans in a voiceover.
Hu and Zeng turned the video into a half-hour documentary called "Prisoners in Freedom City." They were put under house arrest May 18 as they tried to leave for Europe to promote the movie and meet other activists.