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.
Directed by Jie Hu. In Mandarin with English subtitles.
Introduction by Denise Ho, Assistant Professor, Twentieth-century Chinese History, Yale University