China censors Oscar nominations over Sichuan earthquake docu

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London, February 4 (ANI): China was said to have censored this year's Oscar nominations after a documentary based on the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake was included in the run for the coveted trophy.

China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province, in the race for best documentary short, follows the aftermath of the earthquake that shook the province in May 2008.

As many as 70,000 people died, including 10,000 children, who were trapped as their weak school buildings collapsed around them, reports the Telegraph.

Grieving families held the Chinese government responsible for the death of the kids, claiming the lack of proper construction created deathtraps for the children inside.

It was predicted that an edited version of the Academy Awards ceremony may be screened after the 40-minute film, which also shows the ignored plight of mournful parents, was reportedly locked from being aired in the country and the words "unnatural disaster" taken off from the Chinese internet. (ANI)

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