Seeing red: stories of American communists

United States, 1983

Film
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Compelling Academy Award-nominated documentary providing an oral history account of the American Communist Party from the Great Depression, through McCarthyist demonisation of the 50s, to the early 80s. Employing a wealth of archival material culled from over 400 interview sessions with former and current party members, the film provides a vernacular account of the American Left. Includes footage of speeches made by Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphrey and Joseph McCarthy set the context for the film. The film provides a fascinating vernacular account of the American Left.

Credits

production company

Heartland Productions

co-producers/directors

Julia Reichert

James Klein

Duration

01:41:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1983

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

323863

Language

English

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Cold War

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Communism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Depressions - 1929 - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Political persecution

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Soviet Union - Politics and government

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Trade-unions - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Unemployment

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → United States - Politics and government

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

History → Depressions - 1929 - United States

History → History

History → Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972

History → Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994

History → United States - History

People → Hoover, J. Edgar (John Edgar), 1895-1972

People → McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957

People → Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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