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HBO to premiere Sichuan Province earthquake doc

The 2008 earthquake that devastated Sichuan Province in rural China will be captured in the doc China's Unnatural Disaster: the Tears of Sichuan Province, set to air on May 7, just days before the first anniversary of the tragedy. Directed by Baghdad ER's Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill, the doc visits parents of deceased children from several schools a few days after the disaster.
April 16, 2009

The 2008 earthquake that devastated Sichuan Province in rural China will be captured in the doc China’s Unnatural Disaster: the Tears of Sichuan Province, set to air on May 7, just days before the first anniversary of the tragedy. Directed by Baghdad ER‘s Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill, the doc visits parents of deceased children from several schools a few days after the disaster.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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