Mao’s Great Famine

In 1958, nine years after coming to power Moa wanted to bring China out of its almost medieval state of underdevelopment. He launched a program of industrialisation in towns and in the country intended to take China into the promised land of the socialist paradise in less than 15 years, it was the Great Leap Forward. But the crazy dream quickly became a nightmare and dragged 650 million Chinese people into hell.

It wasn’t long before the country sank into economic chaos which caused an unprecedented famine the terrible death toll was around 45 million. Even today Mao is an untouchable icon as the founding father of red China he holds the nation together and gives legitimacy to the current authorities. So as not to damage his image the Chinese Communist Party has maintained a deafening silence on this tragedy for 50 years.

For the first time this film is raising the curtain on this bloody episode in Chinese history.

Directed by: Patrick Cabouat , Philippe Grangereau

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  1. I certainly hope that those who made and appeared in this documentary are out of reach of the Chinese government.

  2. It is not that Communism or Socialism is trash. It is worshipping one figure as a dictator which is the reason for the decline and fall of a nation. Let no man be placed at the head of any government. If there must be rule then let it be by a governing body, where every man must be valued as an equal. No symbols of power, tinsel hats or shiny medals must be made any more. If it does not serve humanity, do not consider creating it.

  3. Yikes, this guy reveals why communism is trash. Absolute power, corrupts absolutely.

    RIP to all the 45 million victims.

    P.S Be kind to people. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. It’s so simple and effective.

    Best wishes to all who read this