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Man of the Week: Hu Jie

CDT is expanding its wiki beyond the Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon to include short biographies of...

Jia Zhangke: China Must End Silence on Injustice

Jia Zhangke’s A Touch of Sin (天注定), a film containing enough violence for critics to have conjured thoughts of Tarantino, won best screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival last month. Just prior to taking the prize, Jia told...

Director Reveals Mystery of China’s Film Censorship

Exasperated by the long and tangled process of gaining official approval for his latest movie, Mystery, director Lou Ye took to Sina Weibo to describe what was going on, and ultimately removed his own name from the credits in...

Hard-pressed Documentary Makers Keep Rolling

An article in USA Today contrasts CCTV’s recent efforts to expand their global propaganda outreach with the work produced by China’s documentary filmmakers, who face political obstacles and censorship while reporting...

A Filmmaker Walks a Line

The New York Times profiles Zhang Yimou, whose recent work, including the just-released Flowers of War, has earned him criticism for sticking too close to the party line: In the first part of his career, Mr. Zhang made beautiful...

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