Appropriate for: College/University
Children of the Leftby Eric Stange
Red diaper babies describe growing up communist in 1950s America
The compelling story of five children whose parents were members of the American Communist Party in the 1950s, this film offers an unusually intimate perspective on Cold War politics and on the New Left of the 1960s. Among those who recount their coming-of-age stories are 60's rock musician Country Joe McDonald, Eugene Dennis Jr., whose father was head of the Communist Party, and journalist David Horowitz, who is now a leading spokesman for Neo-Conservatism.
An emotionally moving family album of dissent in America.
The Boston Globe
Touches the emotional reality...a useful and effective supplement to courses in 20th century American history.
Professor Leo Marx
American Cultural History, MIT
At once a serious and entertaining view of a long-neglected subject.
Professor Maurice Isserman
Historian and Author, Hamilton College
AWARDS & SCREENINGS:
- Red Ribbon, American Film and Video Festival
- PBS National Broadcast