China's 3 Dreams
52 min • Politics & World Affairs, History • 2014
From award-winning director Nick Torrens, this absorbing documentary about the changing face of China is both intriguing and confrontational. Confused by the expurgated history they learned at school, the subjects of this film are making their way with three new dreams to guide them: the dream of the present, to make China rich and powerful, the dream of the future, to find a personally better life; and the almost-impossible dream of the past, the dream of meaningful existence. 12 years in the making and featuring rare archive and powerful personal testimony from former Red Guards, China’s 3 Dreams opens the door on the past and questions its impact on the present.