When Society Transforms, What Should Intellectuals Do?

From everyone holding a copy of Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung, to fully embracing capitalism, China is experiencing a revolutionary and painful transformation. During the 60 years since the establishment of the People’s Republic of China, the intellectuals have experienced severe hardship, and have witnessed the “Reform and Opening-up.” Where is their position in society now? Will the challenge of not having clear values overshadows economic deprivation and political oppression?

About the Documentary

Directed by: Huang Wenhai
The boldest remarks often come from within the system. Local public figures strive to establish a political reform study group; culturati build websites and write blogs; and young people become Christian, trying to break the ideological control. In a calm tone, Huang Wenhai records from various angles three generations of intellectuals’ inner world, reflecting the politics of contemporary China.