China’s Unnatural Disaster

Filmmaker Jon Alpert discuss his investigation into the 2008 Sichuan earthquake that destroyed many poorly constructed schools, killing an estimated 10,000 children. His documentary "China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province" follows parents who seek answers and are ignored and intimidated by the Chinese government, which attempted to censor and suppress any inquiry into the tragedy. “China’s Unnatural Disaster” has been nominated for an Oscar, and it is showing at MoMA February 28.