China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province (2009)

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On May 12, 2008, a catastrophic earthquake hit Sichuan Province in rural China, killing nearly 70,000 people, including 10,000 children. In town after town, poorly constructed school ... See full summary »

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On May 12, 2008, a catastrophic earthquake hit Sichuan Province in rural China, killing nearly 70,000 people, including 10,000 children. In town after town, poorly constructed school buildings crumbled, wiping out classrooms filled with students, most of them their parents' only child. But when grieving mothers and fathers sought explanations and justice, they found their path blocked by incompetence, corruption and empty promises. Written by Anonymous

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21 January 2010 (Hungary)  »

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Földrengés Kínában: Szecsuán könnyei  »

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Tough Film to Watch, But Very Good
19 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We here at Indie Friendlie really liked this film, even though it was difficult to watch at times.

The film follows the tragic deaths of children as a result of an earthquake in China. The real tragedy is that many of these fatalities were preventable.

The cultural and political forces which contributed to this injustice are fascinating, and sometimes mind-boggling to Westerners.

You'll get a rare glimpse into some of the harsher realities of Chinese culture, as well as empathize with the universal suffering all adults experience when they've lost a child.

A well-made film.


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