China to Send Filmmakers to Countryside for "Ideological Training"

 In a Mao Zedong-style move, authorities tell China’s media elite it should learn from the peasantry In the latest in what is being seen as a crackdown on cultural affairs in the country, China’s media watchdog wants to send filmmakers and TV producers to the countryside “to do field study and experience life.” The move, … More China to Send Filmmakers to Countryside for "Ideological Training"

From Myanmar to China, the Cinema Industry Tests the Limits of Censorship

It’s a soggy afternoon in Yangon, the commercial capital of Myanmar, and a group of young filmmakers are sheltering under umbrellas on set. The director runs through lines with the lead actor – a spotty teenager with a shy smile. Nearby, his on-screen love interest shelters in the back of a car listening to pop … More From Myanmar to China, the Cinema Industry Tests the Limits of Censorship