Mao in Colour

Mao in Colour: A Study in Tyranny

Explore the controversial life of Mao Zedong (1893-1976), founder of the People’s Republic of China and the first Chairman of its ruling Communist Party. Using archival film from a variety of sources, including formerly classified CIA collections, this fascinating documentary is a stunning visual profile of the man who created modern China – but at a terrible price for millions of people. Featured topics include the failure of the Great Leap Forward in 1958; the tensions of the Sino-Soviet Split in 1962; the terrors of the Red Guards and the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s; and finally, Mao’s deteriorating health in the years leading up to his death.