Morning Sun

2003, Movie, NR, 117 mins

Morning Sun
Geremie R. Barme and Richard Gordon's informative and richly illustrated survey of China's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution attempts a coherent history of what looks in retrospect like an outbreak of national madness. Erupting in 1964 in the wake of Chairman Mao Tse-Tung's disastrous "Great Leap Forward," and lasting until Mao's death in 1976, the Cultural Revolution was conceived as a means of revitalizing the spirit of Mao's 1949 people's rebellion, a revolution whose appeal was fast fading under pressure of persistent poverty and widespread famine that had by the early 1960s become endemic throughout the Chinese countryside. The new revolutionary spirit was t...
Released: 2003 Rated: NR Length: 117 mins

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