Fahrenheit 9/11 in China?

Check out Danwei’s piece — apparently it just might happen. And he says the DVD is already out in some areas. On the one hand, I can understand why some in China would delight in making the US appear dysfunctional, corrupt and creepy. On the other hand, do they want to inspire local Michael Moores-in-training to think about making their own movies criticizing the CCP? There’s ample material.

The Discussion: 6 Comments

“making their own movies criticizing the CCP?”
i’d love to see that happen. unfortunately i doubt much can be done under that administration. actually one of the biggest amazement about F9/11 to me is the fact it can be played under the regime it’s attacking.

June 29, 2004 @ 10:14 am | Comment

Dod, that’s the berauty of living in a free country. There are trillions of books criticizing the US government every year, so why not movies? Under Clinton, books would come out saying he had murdered people. (There are many web sites dedicated to keeping track of all the people Clinton murdered — do a google search for “Clinton body count.”) Luckily, most people seem smart enough to recognize total BS when they see it, and the nonsense isn’t given much attention, while masterpieces like Fahrenheit 9/11 receive the audience and the attention they merit.

June 29, 2004 @ 10:20 am | Comment

Mr. Moore film is out here for the same reason that The Passion was, because it is a popular American film that people can sell. It’s purely comercial.

China will pirate anything and everything, they would pirate films in Hindi about men shaving camels if somebody thought that enough people would buy it.

I can buy just about any new release in English here when most of the local population don’t speak enough English to understand what the actors are saying, they watch them for the thrill of owning the newest US release.

June 29, 2004 @ 7:24 pm | Comment

Here. here to Angry Chinese Blogger. Last night I watched Man on Fire on t.v.! Granted the pirated copy wasn’t that great, but hey, I’m in China!

June 29, 2004 @ 9:58 pm | Comment

FYI, F9/11 is now available on the streets of Shanghai.

June 30, 2004 @ 9:27 am | Comment

Really, Shanghai Slim? I have been asking people for the last few days and haven’t been able to find it in the shimen No. 1/ jingan/ zhongshan park area

July 1, 2004 @ 12:08 am | Comment

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