Communism: The Promise and the Reality - 6-Hour DVD series

The six videos in this boxed set provide a solid history of Communism in the 20th century, from the Russian Revolution of 1917 to the eventual collapse of the Iron Curtain in the 1980s. Extensive use is made of archival footage as well as interviews with participants in the major events, from the storming of the Winter Palace to the opening of the Berlin Wall. The major figures, including Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Castro, and Gorbachev, are all seen and heard, as are many ordinary people who lived through great events. The presentation is balanced, with interview subjects recalling how the standard of living was raised as well as the terrors of Stalin's purges and Mao's Cultural Revolution. The interviews can be alternately inspiring and chilling, as the people who speak before the cameras remind us that the great events in history had profound effects in the lives of everyday people. Separate tapes cover the main themes of Communism's rise in Russia, the roots of the cold war, the victory of the Communists in China, and the eventual collapse of European Communism. In addition, one video concentrates on the role of guerrilla warfare during the cold war, while another focuses on the role nuclear power played in creating a fearful standoff between the superpowers. Produced by WGBH Boston, these videos are artfully produced and their entertainment value in no way detracts from the scrupulous history being presented.
-Robert J. McNamara

Part 1 - Red Flag

Communism - 1 of 6 - The Red Flag
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Part 2 - Fall Out

Communism - 2 of 6 - Fallout
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Part 3 - Brave New World

Communism - 3 of 6 - Brave New World
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Part 4 -The Great Leap Forward

Communism - 4 of 6 - Great Leap Forward
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Part 5 - Guerilla Wars

Communism - 5 of 6 - Guerrilla Wars
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Part 6 - People Power

Communism - 6 of 6 - People Power
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Frank Kitman