Chinese viewers stunned when state TV broadcasts 'V for Vendetta'12/21/2012
The Chinese government isn’t exactly known for its openness. Which is why so many Chinese citizens were stunned that the country’s main state-run television network, China Central Television, aired "V for Vendetta" Friday night. For many, the broadcast warily raised hopes that the country’s notoriously strict censorship restrictions were beginning to loosen. The film, which many Chinese believed was banned and never ran in movie theaters there, resonated with viewers because its central character is an anti-hero who rebels against a totalitarian police state. A prominent Chinese activist tweeted that the film "couldn't be any more appropriate for our current situation." Fighting the powers that be, one major Hollywood studio film at a time. [Source]
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