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A Documentary Monument: Karamay

Karamay is a staggering documentary about a tragedy that killed nearly 300 schoolchildren in China. The children were performing on stage for local officials when a fire broke out in the theater. The officials were allowed to evacuate first, and by the time they left, nearly all of the children had perished in the flames. 15 years after the tragedy, filmmaker Xu Xin interviewed the parents and teachers of the children, who, after all this time, have not been allowed to publicly express their feelings about the deaths. This is the first opportunity for these people to give public testimony on the deaths of these children, and Xu Xin lets them speak for as long as they wish. >> - Kevin B. Lee

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