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Title In Search of Lin Zhao’s Soul. [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. Hu Jie, 2004.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (116 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
digital
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
Film
In Process Record.
Event Originally produced by Hu Jie in 2004.
Summary The Anti-Rightist Campaign of 1957–59 was one of Communist China’s harshest operations against liberal intellectuals. In this era of Red Terror, Lin Zhao, a student at Peking University, went from being an innocent follower to a fearless critic of the Communist Party. During eight years in prison, she used her own blood and a hairpin to record her thoughts, eking out several hundred thousand words on purloined paper. This film pieces together Lin’s life, her path of resistance, and her death in Shanghai in 1968. "*In this work of historical re-creation, the artist uses simple language to tell a powerful story. Hu Jie spent a long time creating this deep account of an extraordinary historical figure. In China, it is extremely difficult to retrace events in political history. Such research is considered subversive. Lin Zhao was a martyr of the Mao era. Her suffering reveals her persistence in the pursuit of ideals and truth, and her willingness to sacrifice for them. This film also shows the government’s violence toward dissent and the brutal realities of dictatorship.*" – ***Ai Weiwei***
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language In English
Subject Communism.
Asians.
Current affairs.
Women's studies.
Human rights.
History.
Political science.
Sociology.
Documentary films.
Genre Documentary films.
Added Author Jie, Hu, film director.
Hu Jie (Firm), Distributor.
Kanopy (Firm), Distributor.
Music No. 6452338 Kanopy
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