Appropriate for: College/University
Seeing Redby Jim Klein, Julia Reichert
Stories of American Communists
An informed look at the individuals who made up the American Communist Party from the 1930s through the '50s. Fighting for the causes of unionization, unemployment and Social Security benefits, and the eight-hour day, they committed themselves to what they believed was the right way for America. Not just a rosy remembrance, Seeing Red looks critically at the party's connection with the Soviet Union and its lack of internal democracy. An invaluable resource for courses in political science, political sociology, and social movements.
San Francisco Chronicle
full review Roger Ebert
A fine, tough companion piece to Union Maids. Seeing Red is less about dogma than about American idealism. It's social history of a high order.
The New York Times
Tremendous! Seeing Red evokes a lifetime of political memories. Exceptionally well researched, fair and unbiased, it is a balanced and thorough look at the American Communist Party.
AWARDS & SCREENINGS:
- Academy Award Nominee, Best Feature Documentary
- Blue Ribbon, American Film & Video Festival
- Bronze Hugo, Chicago International Film Festival
- New York Film Festival