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A Young Patriot

Du Haibin’s insightful documentary captures five years in the life of a young Maoist zealot in northern China and provides an unforgettable portrait of a nation in transition. As the tumult of the country’s recent history unfolds, cracks in the armor of Zhao’s patriotism appear on multiple fronts. Communist Party corruption scandals, the rise of capitalism, and the inhumane treatment of his family due to a reclamation project erode his bright optimism.

FILM DETAILS 
Cinematographer
  • Liu Aiguo
Language
  • Mandarin
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • DCP
  • 106 mins