“China’s Unnatural Disaster” censored in Chinese media

February 5, 2010

The film we’re so excited to have in our Frontline Russia collection, and that has already been screened in the Frontline Club in London, "China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province" earlier this week was nominated for Oscar!

A couple of days later a news came that the Chinese government continues to be quite bothered by the film, and they took out this nomination from the official reports covering the award.

Jonathan Landreth from The Hollywood Reporter wrote yesterday:

China’s official media censored Oscar nominations coverage, cutting mention of the selection of an HBO documentary about the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.

The whole article is here.