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Daedalus Film and Science Festival

Under the Dome

Banned documentary on air pollution in China (part of The Air That We Breathe event)

Chai Jing, 2015, China, 104 mins, Subtitles

Thu 31 January // 20:00 / Venue Space *

Tickets: £6/5 concessions, or pay as you feel if attending the earlier "The Air That We Breathe" at 6.30pm

This film is part of the  'The Air That We Breathe' evening.

Under The Dome is a powerful film about China's air pollution problem, made by Chai Jing, a former China Central Television journalist.

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It has been referred to as 'China's "An Inconvenient Truth"', and has been compared to Rachel Carsens "Silent Spring".

Released on 28th Feb 2015, it was viewed over 300 million times in just 7 days before being taken down by the Chinese government on 7th March.

The film is narrated by Chai herself, who presents the results of her year-long research mostly in the form of a lecture, with footage from around China and interviews with officials, business owners and local people.

There will be an informal discussion of the issues raised by the film in the venue bar afterwards.