Olympic Challenge for International Film in China – Liz Shackleton and Sen-lun Yu
The Beijing 2008 Olympics (August 8-24) will either be the biggest international coming-out party that China has ever seen, or a public-relations nightmare, with human-rights protesters spilling onto the streets and the Chinese government unsure how to deal with them.
Within the film industry, there is more of a mood of nervous resignation. Local producers are grumbling about further censorship restrictions, as the Film Bureau attempts to avoid films that portray China in anything but a shining light during the Olympics….[Full Text]