Dongfang hong / The East is Red

TitleDongfang hong / The East is Red
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1965
AuthorsPing, Wang
Running Time117 minutes
Date Released10/02/1965
Publication LanguageMandarin

A vitally important nationa-building project filmed before the Cultural Revolution, this model opera retells the history of the Communist Part in China from 1921 to 1949, from the beginnings of the May Fourth Movement, to the Civil War against the Nationalist Party, to the victory of the Communists and the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC). The film helped to cement the cult of personality surrounding Mao Zedong (1893–1976) and eerily parallels the 1935 Nazi propaganda film, Triumph of the Will, produced by Leni Riefenstahl.  

Alternate Titlehe East Is Red: A Song and Dance Epic
Original Publication東方紅 (Dōngfāng Hóng)
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