“Mao Songs”, 2005 (15 minutes), was made by Mark Harris from recordings of 35 Beijing performers filmed singing Mao Zedong’s Long March poems. The Long March poems were written between 1934-36, predating the declaration of the People’s Republic.
A wide range of performers is represented, including traditional musicians from parks, pop singers from bars, street musicians from subways, and rock-and-roll bands from clubs. All were filmed at locations they frequented.
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