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Chinese Authorities Cancel Indie Film Festival

Categories: East Asia, China, Arts & Culture, Film

The Yunnan Multi-Cultural Festival [1], one of the most important platforms for independent documentary film in China, has been cancelled by authorities without offering an explanation. Cui Weiping [2], social critic and professor at the Beijing Film Academy [3], expressed her disappointment on Sina Weibo. She thinksĀ cancellation of this sort of film forum is leading to the killing of the country's soft power. CHINA MEDIA PROJECT [4] has more details.