Under The Dome

The Pollution Documentary China’s Government Doesn’t Want You To See [Stuff to Watch] On 13th March, 2015 Web Culture The film was watched more than 100 million times in the first 24 hours alone.Chinese authorities started removing the film from Chinese video … Continue reading

The Pollution Documentary China’s Government Doesn’t Want You To See [Stuff to Watch]

The film was watched more than 100 million times in the first 24 hours alone.Chinese authorities started removing the film from Chinese video hosting services, shortly before the full English translation landed on YouTube. A leaked directive from the Chinese government even orders the media not to report on the film. 

Under The Dome

Simply called Under The Dome — a reference to the cocoon of carcinogens that enshrines many of China’s largest urbanised environments — the documentary is the work of former China Central Television host and respected investigative reporter, Chai Jing.

The documentary was an entirely self-funded affair, and came to being once Chai discovered that her unborn child had a tumour (which was removed shortly after birth) — something she attributes to poor air quality. What follows is a brutally honest glimpse into how China is losing the war on pollution.