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Though I Am Gone(Wo Sui Si Qu)
Directed by HU Jie
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Pioneering filmmaker Hu Jie uncovers the tragic story of a teacher beaten to death by her students during the Cultural Revolution.

In 1966, the Cultural Revolution exploded throughout China, as Mao's Red Guards persecuted suspected Rightists. Bian Zhongyun, the vice principal of a prestigious school in Beijing, was beaten to death by her own students, becoming one of the first victims of the revolutionary violence that would engulf the entire nation.

In THOUGH I AM GONE, Hu draws upon photographs taken by Bian's husband, Wang Jingyao, whose impulse to document his wife's death makes him a spiritual forebear to Hu's fearless work. Hu also incorporates vivid accounts from surviving witnesses and archival footage to depict the deadly madness of the era.

"Packs a powerful punch in just over an hour...Director Hue Jie exploys a collage-like approach, interspersing archival footage and propaganda songs with present day interviews with Wang and other survivors of this tragic period of history." —Christopher Bourne, Twitch Film

"A profoundly moving memorial to the victims of Mao's senseless political violence." —Dan Edwards, ReelTime Arts

  

68 minutes / b&w
Mandarin w/ English subtitles
Release: 2012
Copyright: 2007
Sale: $295

Subject areas:
Asia, China, History (World), Politics, Psychology, dGenerate Films Collection - Documentaries



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