Heroes

Here are the powerful final minutes of the stunning documentary that's going viral in China.

For millions of people in China, terrible air pollution is a fact of life. Many people simply take it as a given. Journalist Chai Jing used to be one of them.

Until her unborn daughter was diagnosed with a tumor.

While Chai's daughter ultimately underwent a successful surgery to remove the tumor, she started questioning things she previously took for granted.


Like the meat smell that constantly rose up from the restaurant underneath her apartment.

Chai always figured that the restaurant didn't have the technology to filter its emissions in the same way that restaurants in countries like the U.S. and the U.K. did. But as it turns out, that wasn't true at all.

Soon, other things began occurring to her. Like the stench of gasoline from the service station on her street.

Once again, she always assumed there was nothing that could be done about the fumes. Once again, she was wrong.

Which led her to this conclusion...


...which lead to a revelation...


...which inspired her to make this stunning film.

You can watch the final eight minutes of the documentary below, with exclusive English subtitles. For more on the story behind the film and how it came to blow up the Internet in China, my colleague Mike Su posted this fantastic explainer, along with the first 10 minutes translated into English.

You can read Upworthy's exclusive, original translated summary of the full documentary here.

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Vauhxx Booker, a civil rights activist from Bloomington, Indiana, claims that a group of white men threatened to lynch him during an altercation on July 4 near Lake Monroe, but he was saved by onlookers who intervened.

Video taken during the incident shows he was held down by a group of men who pinned him to a tree in a wooded area. Booker says that while he was being held down, the men threatened to break his arms, repeatedly said "get a noose," and told his friends to leave the area.

The men later let him go after being confronted by onlookers who gathered at the scene.

The incident began, according to Booker, when he and his friends were making their way to the lake to see the lunar eclipse when a white man on an ATV told them they were trespassing. When Booker and his friends continued to walk to the lake, the man on the ATV and his friends allegedly shouted "white power" at them, which is when things turned violent.

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