Promise pollution

You’re kidding? Chen Kaige nominated for “Green Chinese” – Chinaview

From Chinaview via Xinhua News Agency: Chinese director Chen Kaige, whose movie “The Promise” allegedly caused environmental damage to a pristine Shangri-la lakeside during shooting, has been nominated for the country’s “Green Chinese” award. Many described it as an outrageous irony in China’s efforts to protect the environment. “How can Chen be nominated? If a […]

China fines film producers for causing environmental damage – Hindu News

From The Hindu News: China has fined the producers of a hit movie for damaging a historic site in Shangrila in the northern part of Yunnan Province. The Ministry of Construction, which launched a probe into the environmental damage inflicted by the producers of the movie ‘The Promise’, during its production and imposed a fine […]

China’s far west to ban movie shoots in scenic spots

Yet another development in China’s “epic films vs. the environment” debate, from Reuters via Independent Online [link]: China’s remote far western region of Xinjiang, where part of Oscar-winning “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” was filmed, is to ban movie shoots at scenic spots for fear of damage to the environment, state media said on Thursday. That […]

(UPDATE) Makers of ‘The Promise’ to be fined for damage to Shangri-la — Reuters

A new development in the Shangri-la Promise Pollution story from Reuters (link): China will fine the crew of the country’s most expensive movie, “The Promise” by Oscar-nominated director Chen Kaige, for damaging the environment in an area of outstanding natural beauty, state media said on Wednesday. The producers neglected to carry out an environmental impact […]

Film producers make green pledge after Promise incident – Xinhua News Agency

From Xinhua News Agency (link): Leading Chinese producers and directors are supporting a “green production code” and would make every effort to protect the environment during filming. The initiative was put forward Thursday after media reports and government officials criticized producers of “The Promise” over damage caused during filming. “China’s beautiful scenery must be preserved […]



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