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WE ARE THE... OF COMMUNISM

Documentary 1h 34m 2007

From summer to winter, the number of people dropped from 720 to 16. The migrant in Yuanhai school experienced a series of unfortunate events: they were kicked outside, they had to temporarily attend class in a workshop, in the street, until even the cement poles and all which made possible to have class in the open air were taken away. That bunch of students, once happily gathered together, has now lost everything. Some have dropped out from school and remain at home, others have moved to far away schools with high fees, others have returned to school in their hometown with their parents. With the arrival of winter, students below third grade could only attend class squeezed inside a small van. Students from 4th to 6th grade went to class at the teacher’s home. In spite of this, and even when it turned very cold, students still ran to the school’s main door to play and never ceased to regard the school as a big and happy fairyland.

Director

Cui Zi’en

Cinematography

Cui Zi’en & Zhao Ke

Editor

Zhong Yijuan

Writer

Wang Yuhui

Subtitles

English

Country

China