Former fellow scores hit with HBO documentary

By IRP Staff, June 11, 2009

Former IRP Fellow Matt O'Neill and Jon Alpert's documentary, "China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province," premiered on HBO this month and is currently airing on the network. The film provides a unique window into a stirring quest for justice by grieving families in Sichuan who lost their children in collapsed schools during last year's devastating earthquake.

The film so far has gained wide praise and acclaim. "In these brief 40 minutes of film making by Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill, there is more vivid testimony to the way the state party apparatus works to prevent any expression of dissent from reaching foreign news sources than any piece of reporting in memory," wrote The Wall Street Journal.

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