Description: Soviet documentary "defending the Chinese people from their enemies, the Maoists". NB: The film clearly documents the activities of the Red Guards although it never mentions them by name. This has been reflected in the cataloguing. Also, 'Peking' has been used instead of 'Beijing', again to reflect the content of the film.
This Soviet propaganda film with English narration supposedly exposing Maoism. ~ All Movie Guide
An extraordinary document from one of the Cold War's bitterest
conflicts--between the Soviet Union and Communist China-- this film
spares no quarter in its indictment of Maoist evils and misrule.
Includes many remarkable sequences, drawn from Chinese, Polish, Western
as well as Soviet sources, illustrating the grandeur and folly of
China's fallen Revolution. Notable scenes depict the early upheavals of
rural land reform, the backyard steel furnace campaign of the Great Leap
Forward; and the Cultural Revolution (including Mao's celebrated swim
in the Yangtze River, surrounded by swimming phalanxes of banner-waving