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U.S. filmmakers denied visas to attend Beijing doc screening

Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill, directors of China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province, have both been denied visas to attend a Beijing screening of their doc at the Beijing Independent Film Festival. The film is about the school collapses during the Sichuan earthquakes.
September 2, 2009

Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill, directors of China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province, have both been denied visas to attend a Beijing screening of their doc at the Beijing Independent Film Festival. The film is about the school collapses during the Sichuan earthquakes.

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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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