RED DETACHMENT OF WOMEN - film showing 5-20-12

Film showing and discussion – 

a benefit for REVOLUTION BOOKS ($5 and up)

6 pm, Sunday May 20 at our bookstore

Or watch Red Detachment on your computer and see the symposium we hosted awhile back on the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Red Detachment of Women (1970) is one of the Yang Ban Xi—the Eight Model Revolutionary Works created during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) in China. Red Detachment’s story is set  in the 1930s during China's war of liberation, it is about a young woman slave who escapes a brutal landlord and joins a women’s detachment of the Red Army. The ballet, developed by Chiang Ching, the wife of Mao, had  innovative choreography, a strong female heroine and a revolutionary message.