Disney’s Chinese Propaganda Movie ‘Mulan’ Filmed in Turpan: Turpan Has at least 10 Concentration Camps and 5 Prisons

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September 8, 2020
Contact: East Turkistan National Awakening Movement
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Various scenes of Disney’s latest movie ‘Mulan’ was filmed in Turpan, East Turkistan or what Beijing calls “Xinjiang (New Territory).

Moreover, Disney specifically thanked the Turpan Public Security Bureau and the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China’s “Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region” Committee which are Chinese government entities that are directly involved in the mass internment of Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples in East Turkistan.

In November 2019, the East Turkistan National Awakening Movement (ETNAM) publicly released the coordinates of 182 concentration camps, 209 prisons, and 74 Bingtuan (Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps) labor camps across East Turkistan. ETNAM has recently reviewed our data to publicly share the exact locations of 10 concentration camps and 5 prisons within roughly 80 miles ( ~130km) radius of the Turpan Region (Prefecture) of East Turkistan.

In Turpan City alone, there are at least 5 concentration camps and 2 prisons. In Pichan County of Turpan, there are at at least 4 concentration camps and 2 prisons, whereas Toqsun County of Turpan also has at least 1 concentration camp and 1 prison. All of these facilities were operating since 2017, within many of the concentration camps being expanded in 2018. Based on the size of the prisons and camps and testimonies former detainees in similar concentration camps and prison, ETNAM estimates that the 15 detention facilities in the Turpan region easily hold over 100,000 people, mostly Uyghurs.

Back in December 9, 2019, China claimed everyone in the so-called “re-education” concentration camps across East Turkistan had “graduated.” However, when looking at satellite imagery from March – July 2020, it is clearly visible that the concentration camps and prisons are still operating.

In response to the movie, the East Turkistan National Awakening Movement’s Founder and President, Salih Hudayar, stated:

“By filming the movie in Turpan, East Turkistan, where there are possibly hundreds of thousands of Uyghurs being detained in concentration camps and prisons, Disney is not only helping promote Chinese government propaganda but it is also helping the CCP whitewash the genocide faced by Uyghurs and demonizing the Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples of East Turkistan as “barbarians” and as enemies of China and the Chinese people.”

ETNAM calls on all people across the world to boycott Disney’s Chinese propaganda movie ‘Mulan.’ ETNAM demands Disney to immediately cancel all screenings of the movie and issue a formal apology to the Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples of East Turkistan. Disney shouldn’t be complicit in the ongoing genocide of Uyghurs.




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