Rep. Jim McGovern(D-MA)
Chairman, Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission
About the Event
The 10 Conditions of Love tells the story of the Uyghurs’ struggle for basic human rights in China through the remarkable life of Rebiya Kadeer, a Uyghur woman working for the rights of her people at great personal cost. The documentary explores Ms. Kadeer’s experience as an entrepreneur in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region/East Turkestan and a member of the National People’s Political Consultative Committee, her subsequent imprisonment as a political dissident, and her forced exile in the United States since 2005.
Ms. Kadeer works to inform the world about the treatment of her people by the Chinese government while her family remaining in China suffers the consequences of her human rights activism.
About the Speaker
Ms. Kadeer is Director of the International Uyghur Human Rights and Democracy Foundation, which has received NED support since 2005. In addition, she serves on the Boards of Directors of the Uyghur American Association and the World Uyghur Congress, which also receive NED support for their work to advocate for the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of Uyghurs in China. Ms. Kadeer’s autobiography, Dragon Fighter, One Woman’s Epic Struggle for Peace with China, was published in May 2009.
This 53-minute documentary was written and directed by Jeff Daniels and produced by John Lewis. NED and the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission are grateful to the filmmakers for their kind permission to screen the film.