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Red Scarf Girl (DVD)


38 minutes

Ji-Li Jiang's memoir Red Scarf Girl is a child's-eye view of China's Cultural Revolution, when intelligence became a crime and a wealthy family background invited persecution or worse. In this video presentation, Ji-Li uses photos, film footage, interviews with her parents, and personal narrative to bring to life a young girl's deeply personal story of survival during one of the most terrifying eras of the twentieth century.

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