Red China in Black and White
Bertrand Renaudineau and Gérard da Silva
Release year: 2019
Run time: 54 mins
Film type: Documentary
A master of wood engraving, Hu Jie breathes new life into the expressionist tradition of Kathe Kollwitz, originally popularized in China by Lu Xun, in his works — including those produced in Paris for this film — Hu Jie recreates terrifying moments of organized crimes against the Chinese people during the famine of the Great-Leap-Forward and the Cultural Revolution.
Bertrand Renaudineau studied cinema and Japanese. He is producer and director of theatrical shorts as well as ethnographic and artistic films in his production company, “Les Films de l'Effraie”. In 1986, he launched “Gallix Ltd” in order to foster his activities with Japan, contributing towards the production of arts-oriented programs for Japanese TV channels.
Gérard da Silva studied 17th century poetry, philosophy and aesthetics. He has published several works on social history, one of which is about the “Mortara Affair” and Christian anti-Semitism. More recent works include one about Georges Buisson, father of social security (2016) and one about Suzanne Buisson, French political activist and résistante (2018).