Sparkling canals in Shaoshan

China, 1973

Film
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In 1958 the Chinese people of ShaoShan in Hunan Province, built a reservoir on the middle reaches of the Yangtze River for the irrigation of the fields. It was eventually abandoned through fear of the counter-revolution until 1965 when it was resurrected again to prevent droughts and/or floods over 2500 square kilometers. This film documents the rebuilding of the irrigation canals under the guidance of Chairman Mao and the manual labour of the Chinese peasants. ShaoShan is the birthplace of Chairman Mao.

Credits

production company

Central Newsreel and Documentary Film Studio

Duration

00:28:53:00

Production places
China
Production dates
1973

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

34369

Language

English

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → China - Rural conditions

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → China - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → China - Rural conditions

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → China - Social life and customs

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - China

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → China - Rural conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → China - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Communism - China

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → China - History - 20th century

History → Communism - China

History → History

History → Mao, Tse-tung, 1893-1976

People → Mao, Tse-tung, 1893-1976

Short films

Short films → Short films - China

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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