Dreams from China explores a foreigner’s personal confrontation with the historic political and economic changes taking place in China between 1983 and 1985 in the months before the government’s renewed fight against “cultural pollution.” Shot in Tianjin and Beijing, this diary-like account of alienation and acclimation lends perspective to the 1989 tragedy of Tiananmen Square.
Run time: 31 minutes
“The portrait of China it presents is highly personal, full of fascinating details, and for the most part, given Marx’s leftist background, unfashionably negative.”
– J. Rosenbaum, The Reader
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Frederick Marx is an internationally acclaimed Oscar and Emmy nominated producer/director with 25 years in the film business. He was named a Chicago Tribune Artist of the Year for 1994, a 1995 Guggenheim Fellow, and a recipient of a Robert F. Kennedy Special Achievement Award. His film Hoop Dreams is one of the most acclaimed and successful documentaries ever.