An unabashed political propaganda film, Lei Feng
tells the exemplary tale of a PLA soldier who is a model student of Mao
Zedong Thought and whose tireless study of the Chairman’s writings
and good deeds are chronicled in this hagiography. But even here Jiang
Qing found fault; in particular, she felt that the image of Mao was inappropriate
and politically incorrect.
Directed by Dong Zhaoqi
August 1st Film Studio (1964)
I had replaced one red scarf with another. In the eyes of the Party I
will forever remain a child, even though to children I already appear
to have become a grown-up. But I want to make sure that my red scarf never
fades, that it will never be host to the polluting dust of the bourgeoisie.
One day, I want the whole world to be as red as my scarf, and I want to
make sure that children everywhere can wear one too.