This DVD is a compilation of various rare and preserved films and footage collections revolving around Chinese people and culture, including Chinese-Americans. You can’t find this special DVD anywhere else, as we compiled it ourselves. With a selection from 1912, 1925, 1940 and 1964, you also get to see a sense of cultural change from one film to the next. Running time is 50 minutes.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
(1) Red Chinese Battle Plan (1964) – This American propaganda film shows the rise of the communist party in China starting around 1920 and has a lot of material, footage and information about Mao Tse-Tsung. Despite the negative light it casts on the Chinese communist powers, this film has wonderfully valuable documentary of China and its citizens in the early 20th century.
Length: 26 minutes
(2) Parade Celebrating Chinese Republic (1912) – This is a short collection of footage from 1912 San Francisco, where some were celebrating the new Chinese Republic.
Length: 3 minutes
(3) People of Western China (1940) – This film is centered around the life and work of a community in Western China, and shows how advancements in technology and science are both changing and intermixing with many of the ancient ways of China.
Length: 11 minutes
(4) Chinese Lion Dance: Marysville, California (1925) – This is awesome footage from a Chinese New Year Bok Kai festival, with lots of shots of the parade dragon and fireworks. An interesting slice of immigrant life in early 20th century California.
Length: 10 minutes