UNAFF film screening: China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province

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. "China's Unnatural Disaster" examines the reality of modern China for its people, presenting a rare glimpse at how the government reacts to civil unrest. The film visits parents of deceased children from several schools a few days after the disaster, sharing in their unimaginable grief at the loss of what was for most their only child.

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Event cosponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 | 9:00 pm — 11:00 pm
Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building

Center for East Asian Studies