In Search of Lin Zhao’s Soul

A documentary that traces an unfortunate story that happened forty years ago. Lin Zhao, a student of Beijing University, grew from a pure, loyal follower into a valiant fighter against the Red Terror. She was imprisoned for eight years and then killed. She left thousands of words written in her own blood to expose the absurdity and cruelty of those days.

在1958年反右運動中被劃為右派的眾多知識份子中,北大學生林昭不是最「大」的右派,但很可能是影響最大的一位。當眾人乖乖低頭,接受「改造」之際,她不畏強權,開始反抗極權統治。她被捕入獄後,在獄中留下了數以十萬計,以血書寫的詩歌和文章。1969年,她在文革高潮中被處決。在《尋找林昭的靈魂》中,導演訪問了她的親人、「情人」和同學等,把她從1949年到1969年間的生命歷程,以至整個中國社會的變遷作了一個側寫。

The film is accessible via YouTube.

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