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China's Earthquake: The People In The Pictures

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On May 12, 2008, at 2:28 pm, a massive earthquake struck China's Sichuan province, leaving 80,000 dead or missing and millions homeless. In the disaster's wake, China's government seemed to present a new face to the world by permitting increased media coverage, accepting international aid and expressing sympathy for the quake's victims. Was this the beginning of a new openness in China? And what is the future for the people of Sichuan? Looks at these questions through the stories of four survivors.

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    Jodine T. (Olathe, KS)
    February 12th, 2016 at 07:28 PM

    My high school students became very empathetic towards the students spotlighted in this film. It certainly made the content of "Earthquakes" come to life. Thank you for this film! J. Trout

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    Anonymous (LONG BEACH, CA)
    November 29th, 2015 at 09:25 PM

    The students were riveted to the lives of what this national disaster did to its people and how the Chinese reported it and recovered.