Translated an opinion piece (note that Willfanyi does not support the opinion of the article and does not comment publicly about the documentary)
为什么《穹顶之下》没有说服我？Why ‘Under the Dome’ Didn't Convince Me
首 先要声明，这篇文章并不是来批判《穹顶之下》的。相反，柴静的这部作品，无论从包装的精美，文案叙事的设计，采访对象的深入，还是数据的翔实程度来看，都 非常值得喝彩，甚至有可能成为整个中国科学传播史上的经典之作。但是，跳出那些感情叙事的框架之后，我只能说，《穹顶之下》虽然感动了我，却没有说服我。 从更理性的角度出发，如果不把雾霾当做“私人恩怨”，而作为一项公共政策来谈论的话，似乎有更多的问题需要进一步深入探讨。
First of all I’d like to say that I’m not here to heap criticism on ‘Under the Dome’. Actually, I think that Chai Jing did a great job. She covered everything very well and structured her narrative in a clear and engaging way. Organising the data and interviews in such a way as to clearly communicate a message to the viewers must have been extremely difficult, and if there was a hall of fame for Chinese documentaries, this should be in it. But when I step back and look at the documentary, which by the way I found it very challenging and/or heart-rending to watch, I wouldn’t say I was necessarily persuaded. For when you look at the issue in a rational, economic way, i.e. not like Chai Jing whose dislike of smog is on the level of a personal vendetta, there are reasons to question some of the documentary's conclusions.