1968: A Year of Revolt
1968 marked a global youth “rebellion.” Under the apparent worldwide unrest, the causes, processes, motivations, influences, and outcomes of each movement are very different. In this seminar, we will discuss and analyze the heterogeneity of these student movements.
About the Documentary
The Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside Movement in 1968
The Down to the Countryside Movement in 1968 was a massive campaign of the Cultural Revolution; it changed the lives of 170 million youth. How do the “educated youth” who have participated in the movement reflect on that history? The director uses archival footage and interviews to connect the dots, revealing the historical context and the atmosphere of the time.