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An online documentary about the lives of six mothers and their gay or lesbian children was deemed inappropriate by the Chinese state censorship board and removedfrom the internet.
The documentary "Mama Rainbow" was made by Fan Popo, China’s leading queer filmmaker. The film had over 100,000 views on popular video portals such as YouKu.com. and 56.com.
The video was removed by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, the Chinese media regulatory agency, to “clean vulgar content from the Internet.”
Fan has filed an application asking that the agency provide the legal basis for its decision. "Mama Rainbow" was shown at film festivals in the US, India and Canada. It records the experiences of six different Chinese mothers of gay and lesbian children.
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