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Keep up censorship fight, urges Chinese filmmaker

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Chinese filmmakers must fight censorship even if it means removing their name from their own work, one-time banned Chinese director Lou Ye told AFP in an interview ahead of this month's Asian Film Awards in which his crime thriller "Mystery" has been nominated in six categories. 

Chinese director Lou Ye is pictured on March 11, 2010, during the Deauville Asian Film Festival. Chinese filmmakers must fight censorship even if it means removing their name from their own work, one-time Lou told AFP in an interview ahead of this month's Asian Film Awards in which his crime thriller "Mystery" has been nominated in six categories.

Banned in 2006 from filming in China for five years, Lou's latest picture tackles the subject of a new breed of wealthy and middle income men in post-socialist China for whom taking a mistress is the norm, in a practice that harks back to imperial China.

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