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Chinese Independent Documentary Series: The Hurricane

Directors Duan Jinchuan and Jiang Yue's 2005 documentary "The Hurricane" provides personal accounts of the communist Land Reform (1946-1953).

January 31, 2008 7:00pm to 10:00pm

The Hurricane is a reinvestigation of the communist Land Reform (1946-1953) that started as a strategy to mobilize peasants to support the Communist Party in the civil war with the Nationalists (1946-49). This documentary, in the form of grassroots oral history, presents villagers in Northeast China, where the Land Reform was launched. The peasants speak from memory, giving accounts of manipulation, injustice, and cruelty.

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