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Aero Cinema plans event questioning situation in China

August 8, 2008

The Prague Daily Monitor (The Czech Republic)
August 5, 2008

Prague, Aug 4 (CTK) -- Aero, a Prague cinema aimed at film fans that
mainly offers old and new films that are unavailable in standard
cinemas, will stage an event to show that the situation in Tibet and
China is not as problem-free as the transmissions from the Olympics
may indicate, Zuzana Kamenikova said Monday.

The event, Olympic Shames, will take place on August 7, on the eve of
the start of the Olympic Games in Beijing, Kamenikova, from the Aero
staff, said.

The organisers will present two films about the current situation in
Tibet and about Tibetan history.

During the intermission, a debate will be organised by the Potala
civic association, involving members of NGOs focusing on the human
rights situation in China.

The film screening will be complemented by an exhibition of 50
photographs from Tibet by Zuzana Ondomisiova and Petr Kunes.

The exhibition, already open, will run through end-April.

After Beijing violently suppressed anti-Chinese demonstrations in
Tibet this spring, many spoke about a possible boycott of the
upcoming Olympic games, which, however, has not come true.

All athletes, along with significant politicians from all over the
world, including Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, will attend the games.

This story is from the Czech News Agency (CTK).
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