China sends Olympic pic to Oscar

Documentary enters foreign language race

BEIJING — China will enter helmer Gun Yu’s Olympic documentary “Dream Weavers — Beijing 2008” for consideration in the foreign language category of the Oscars, the first time China has put a documentary in for the category.

Pic tells the story of various Olympic hopefuls in the run-up to the Games in August, the Film Bureau said.

The Academy has invited 96 countries to submit films for foreign-language Oscar consideration. Deadline for submission is Oct. 1, the nominations will be announced Jan. 22, and the 81st awards ceremony takes place on Feb. 22.

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