||Visual Art as Propaganda (2:41) -- Communist Party Bonds With Peasants (1:41) -- Visual Language of the Revolution (3:09) -- Art as a Control Factor (2:42) -- Propagandist art of the 1950s (2:44) -- Mao's Sense of Internationalism (1:21) -- Mao's Great Leap Forward (1:28) -- Mao Loses Power/Regains Power (3:34) -- Mao: Red, Bright, and Shining Sun (5:19) -- Badges of Honor (2:05) -- Younger Role Models (2:09) -- Paranoia and Witch Hunts (6:12) -- Death of Mao (2:27) -- Mao Mania (2:57) -- Artistic Reinterpretation of Mao (5:08) -- Exhibitions and Aberrations of Mao (6:00) -- Credits: Making Mao (0:34)
||When the Communist Party took over China in 1949, it engineered a massive propaganda campaign to promote a worker's utopia and make Mao Zedong a god. This program examines the creation of the Mao-centered iconography that permeated the visual, performing, and popular arts as China struggled through its brutal metamorphosis into a modern nation. Artists relate the experience of being forced to work in the Soviet-inspired style that fueled the leader's popularity, as the video tracks Mao's image from revolutionary symbol to its appropriation for kitschy pop art.
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|General note||Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 18, 2010.|
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|Interest grade level
||8 & up.
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Language||Portions in other languages with English subtitles.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: Terranoa., 2009.|
|Publisher number||43375 Films Media Group|