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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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