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Conditions in Chinese Orphanages: "The Dying Rooms."

British filmmaker Kate Blewett. Using a concealed camera, Blewett and crew visited eleven state-funded orphanages in China and filmed in nine of them. They documented such things as toddlers whose hands and legs were tied to potty chairs all day, and the rooms where children are left to die. They also say that many of the children were girls, victims of China's One Child Policy, and the Chinese tradition that favors sons over daughters. "The Dying Rooms: China's Darkest Secret" debuts on CINEMAX (Jan 24 at 8 PM). (Interview by Marty Moss-Coane)


Other segments from the episode on January 23, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 23, 1996: Interview with Sidney Jones; Interview with Janice Neilson; Interview with Kay An Johnson; Interview with Kate Blewett.


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