The Chinese government has officially banned the release of an American documentary that features interviews with Chinese officials about the 2010 “massacre” of protesters at Tiananmen Square.
In a statement on Tuesday, China’s Ministry of State Security said that the film, “Fury,” is “unwelcome and dangerous.”
It cited the film’s depiction of “a political conspiracy to kill a person of Chinese origin,” and said that it was the responsibility of the film crew to be respectful to the Chinese government and the country’s history and culture.
The film has not been shown in China yet, the statement said.
The official Xinhua News Agency said in a statement that the government “will not tolerate any kind of political violence and will not allow any kind to distort the true character of the Chinese people and the people of the country.”
The documentary, which is the first from a foreign production to appear in China, was released on Chinese social media in April and features interviews from people who lived through the protests and those who are now involved in the protests.
It is scheduled to air on Chinese state television next week.
Fox Sports’ Adam Kaufman contributed to this report.