Video: The First Casualty of Cultural Revolution – Letters from China
From Letters from China:
Just before the Yunnan Multi Culture Visual Festival, the Organising Committee suddenly issued a notice on 26 March saying the film festival was ordered to suspend and the committee was still communicating with the relevant departments. Sources say the suspension is the result of the nomination of documentary “Though I am Gone” (ÊàëËôΩÊ≠ªÂéª).
“Though I am Gone” was directed by Hu Jie (ËÉ°Êù∞), an independent film maker. The documentary is about Bian Zhongyun (Âçû‰ª≤ËÄò), the first teacher who was beaten to death by the Red Guards in Beijing during the Cultural Revolution. Last year was the 40th anniversary of the tragic death of Bian Zhongyun and the documentary was shown to her family members: Why did the students beat their teacher so violently? Why have the murderers escaped prosecution? Not even an apology to Bian’s family? [Original Post]
The film (with English subtitles) is now on Youtube: 1/10