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How Yukong Moved the Mountains

How Yukong Moved the Mountains is a series of 12 documentary films about China directed by Joris Ivens. This film, whose title references the old Chinese story of an old man who moved the mountains (Yugong Yishan), deals with the last days of the Cultural Revolution. Ivens and his partner Loridan worked on the film between 1972 and 1974, and it was finally released in France in 1976. At 763 min it is one of the longest films by running time. Each chapter is like a short film, focusing on a different part of the country.

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