Faith of the Century - A History of Communism

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History Documentary hosted by Patrice Chereau, published by Arte in 1999 - English narration

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(La Foi du Siecle: Une Histoire du Communisme) Communism spread to all of the continents of the world over the course of the 20th century. Hundreds of millions of men and women were affected by this totalitarian political system, one of the most unjust and bloodiest in history. Using newly discovered propaganda films and archival photos, this comprehensive documentary explores the complexities of an ideology that seduced its ardent followers like some earthly religion. "...invites the viewer to think about the role that images played in the strength of these regimes..." (Le Monde). Divided into four programs: "1917-1928 - Utopia in Power," "1929-1939 - Communism: The Two Faces," "1940-1953 - The Peak Years," and "1954-1993 - End Without End." In English. Directed by Patrick Rotman and Patrick Barberis; produced by Michel Rotman for La Sept ARTE, KUIV Productions, and ARKEION Films, with the participation of CNC; written by Patrice Chereau; music by Marc Perrone. B&W and color, 218 mins., 1999.

[edit] Utopia in Power (1917-1928)

This volume covers 1900 to 1928, a period which saw the death of Lenin, the creation of the KGB and the coming to power of Stalin.

[edit] The Two Faces of Communism (1929-1939)

This episode includes Stalin's purge, Communism the defender of democracy, the great famine of the Ukraine and the Spanish civil war.

[edit] The Peak Years (1940-1953)

This episode includes the defeat of Germany, the take over of Eastern Europe, the Korean War and the Cold War.

[edit] End Without End (1953-1999)

This episode includes Stalin's death and Krushchev taking power, uprisings crushed in East Germany and Hungary, the propaganda of the space race, Castro taking over Cuba, Vietnam, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the unleashing of freedom, the remnants of a discredited philosophy.

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Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
Video Bitrate: 2259 kbps
Video Resolution: 720x544
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.324:1
Frames Per Second: 29.970
Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3) AC3
Audio Bitrate: 192kb/s CBR 48000 Hz
Audio Streams: 2
Audio Languages: english
RunTime Per Part: 50:23.184
Number Of Parts: 4
Part Size: 887 MB/1,08 GB
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