• Great Wall's Zhang Yimou Speaks Out Over Matt Damon 'Whitewash' Controversy
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    Great Wall's Zhang Yimou Speaks Out Over Matt Damon 'Whitewash' Controversy

    Controversy erupted last week over the first pictures and trailer from new Matt Damon movie ‘The Great Wall’, with the director Zhang Yimou being accused of whitewashing. Set 1000 years ago, it poses the notion that the Great Wall of China was built to keep out a monstrous creature, and features Damon heavily. ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ star Constance Wu was among the critics, accusing the film of ‘perpetuating the racist myth that only a white man can save the world’.

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