The Four Olds: The Climax Of Mao-Cult

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Important Historical Events Social 1966: The "Little Red Book". Climax of Mao-cult. 2012, Jan.: China's urban population outnumbers its rural population. Political 1966-1976:The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution - a decade lost in anarchy and chaos. During Cultural Revolution China's jurisdiction essentially ceases to operate. 1966-1968: Destruction of "The Four Olds": Old ideas, old culture, old customs, old habits. 1966-1976: 10 years of turmoil at schools and universities seriously harm China's intellectual elites.Mao's political concept of a "permanent cultural revolution" paralyzes his political enemiees. Between "Cultural Revolution" and Mao's death stagnation in agriculture and industry. During the Cultural Revolusion, religious…show more content…
The sound in the film are mainly diegetic sound. There would be narrations over the the animation. Through interviews and the use of animation, old footage and photos, Six Feet Alley will depict the defiant lives of the first generation of Wuhan immigrants who fight for a place where they can called a home.The story of the alley will be told through the testimonies of those who lived through this promising yet violent era in China's modern history. All living residences of the building will be asked to shed light on the history of the building.Some residences represent the generation carrying on the cutrual revolution ideals, in particular Minyi who goes thourgh the years of the cutural revolution. Minyi can provide powerful testimony on the transition from old China to new China, offering a valuable, contemporary context in which to view overall development of the building. By focusing on individual and their specific relationship with the building, Six Feet Alley will capture the universality of their experiences. This documentary will ultimately reveal how much the social, political and economic history shaped the people’s…show more content…
This film explores a period and the south- east part of China that no one has really pay much attention to. It shows a different kind of family and a way of living exclusive to that time and area. There are similar films like this. Jia Zhengke’s films like 24 City, Still Life and Platform examine the under side of morndernation and globaliztion of China, but those films stay at the generation and community level. Six Feet Alley, however, is more intimate. It looks at the problems at a family level. There is not a lot of films made about the curtual revolution due to the heavy censership. When they do, they are using it as a backdrop. Six Feet Alley wants to explore the aftermath of the cultual Revoltion and pick up the traces of its legacy on real people. Families practice violent act as self defense system is not really talked about in the Chinese films. It is also important to note that it is rare that to leave a villian unpunished in Chinese films since it suugest the loop hole in law enforsement. Violence is the legacy of the war and revolutions. As a generation live through the cultural revolution, Minyi and his children are so used to use violence as solutions that they don’t see any other way for problem sovling. The film will comment on the lack of social justice and eye for eye mentality caused by the cutulal
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