China Censors Oscar Nominations
The Chinese government is censoring news about the upcoming Oscars after China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province, an HBO documentary about the children killed in the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, was nominated (Watch the movie below). From The Telegraph:
The documentary follows several groups of parents as their grief turned into protest.
“It was tofu construction,” said one interviewee, while another held up a brick to show how easy it was to brush off the “mortar” on one side.
The 40-minute film shows how the parents are stonewalled and ignored by Communist party officials.
It was blocked from being aired in China, and the words “unnatural disaster” have been censored from the Chinese internet.
When the film garnered its Oscar nomination, Chinese media outlets either removed the film from their reports, or omitted the entire category.
China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province: