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Turn It On Film Series: In Search of Lin Zhao’s Soul

December 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Anti-Rightist Campaign of 1957–59 was one of Communist China’s harshest operations against liberal intellectuals. In this era of red terror, Lin Zhao, a student at Peking University, went from being an innocent follower to a fearless critic of the Communist Party. During eight years in prison, she used her own blood and a hairpin to record her thoughts, eking out several hundred thousand words on purloined paper. This film pieces together Lin’s life, her path of resistance, and her death in Shanghai in 1968.
Part of the film festival “Turn It On: China on Film, 2000–2017” cocurated by Ai Weiwei and Wang Fen.
Film screenings are free with museum admission.


December 1, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Ave, New York, NY
New York, New York 10128

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