It is no secret that China has always censored the creative works of its people that are meant for distribution. Until recent years though, with the advent of massive social media outlets, no film makers have really spoken out about the censorship and the issues posed to the film industry. Now, film makers are speaking out and letting the public know just how difficult it is. One of the many complaints is that censorship takes what are great films, and turns them into terrible films. According to an article from The Guardian (, the requests from the office in charge of censorship are often “ridiculous.” China has recently opened up its censorship laws, not lifting them but merely relaxing them, but any film maker will tell you that any censorship is too much censorship.