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Though I Am GoneThough I Am Gone
The story of a teacher, beaten to death by her students, during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, w/dGenerate film's Kevin Lee.

Though I Am Gone (Hu Jie, China, 2007; 68 min.) Pioneering filmmaker Hu Jie uncovers the tragic story of a teacher beaten to death by her students during the Cultural Revolution.

In 1966, the Cultural Revolution exploded throughout China, as Mao's Red Guards persecuted suspected Rightists. Bian Zhongyun, the vice principal of a prestigious school in Beijing, was beaten to death by her own students, becoming one of the first victims of the revolutionary violence that would engulf the entire nation.

In THOUGH I AM GONE, Hu draws upon photographs taken by Bian's husband, Wang Jingyao, whose impulse to document his wife's death makes him a spiritual forebear to Hu's fearless work. Hu also incorporates vivid accounts from surviving witnesses and archival footage to depict the deadly madness of the era.
 

Watch the trailer here.

Buy tickets for the Friday, April 4, 9:10 pm  screening here.

But tickets for the Saturday, April 5, 7:10 pm screening here.

Buy a festival pass here. (Must be redeemed at Cinemapolis for individual tickets.)