lørdag 29. april 2017

China’s Environmental Woes, in Films That Go Viral, Then Vanish

Achieving fame was not hard for Wang Jiuliang, but staying in the spotlight has proved more difficult. His career as a documentary filmmaker has followed a distressing pattern: spectacular internet reactions to his movies and videos on environmental topics, followed by their rapid disappearance from the web in China. The latest, in January, was a video showing him standing before a large screen displaying appalling photos of indiscriminate quarrying and other environmental woes and delivering a talk about them. In one, mountaintops have been obliterated. In another, an aerial shot, a rocky landscape has been pockmarked with gaping holes where the stone was extracted. Read more