20 Apr '11, 9am

The Warriors of Qiugang – Oscar-nom short film about one Chinese village’s heroic fight to end pollution "@ourfutureistbd

Like many villages in China’s industrial heartland, Qiugang — a hamlet of nearly 1,900 people in Anhui province — has long suffered from runaway pollution from nearby factories. In Qiugang’s case, three major enterprises with little or no pollution controls churned out chemicals, pesticides, and dyes, turning the local river black, killing fish and wildlife, and filling the air with foul fumes that burned residents’ eyes and throats and sickened children. The pollution from the Jiucailuo Chemical plant became so egregious that in 2007, Qiugang’s residents — working with a fledgling ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE This e360 video, The Warriors of Qiugang, was nominated for a 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject). environmental group, Green Anhui — began to try to do something about it. Their efforts soon attracted the attention of Chinese-American filmmaker Ruby Yan...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/the_warriors_of_qiugang_a_chinese_vi...

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