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A Home Far Away

Author: Accent Media Productions.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 1950s, American journalist and author, Edgar Snow, along his wife, Lois Wheeler, were suspected of being communist sympathizers because of Snow's lifelong passion for China. The couple was blacklisted and fled to a new life in Switzerland. In this documentary, Lois Wheeler, now 90 years old, recounts Snow's accomplishments including being the first American to interview Chairman Mao Zedong and relives  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
History
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Accent Media Productions, 2012
Named Person: Edgar Snow; Edgar Snow
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Accent Media Productions.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 872344235
Language Note: Portions with English subtitles.
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 30, 2014.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (101 min.)) : sound, color
Contents: Exile in Switzerland (3:12) --
Edgar's Future Wife (2:24) --
"The China Story" (1:26) --
Documenting China's Revolution (2:47) --
"Red Star over China" (3:32) --
Contributing to the Revolution (2:23) --
Losing Memories (2:22) --
Snow's Courtship (4:24) --
Lois' Acting Career (3:03) --
"Journey to the Beginning" (2:22) --
Communist Witch Hunt (3:33) --
Lois Snow's Activism (1:54) --
Being Blacklisted (5:03) --
Leaving the U.S. (3:29) --
Settling in Switzerland (1:40) --
Losing a Career (3:58) --
Packing Memories (3:00) --
Granted Residency in Switzerland (3:07) --
Returning to China (1:21) --
Journalist Censorship in China (4:25) --
Criticizing the Cold War (2:03) --
Establishing Roots in Switzerland (2:34) --
Losing a Home (2:30) --
Witnessing the Cultural Revolution (4:36) --
Missing Nixon's China Visit (1:53) --
Snow's Illness (3:37) --
Snow's Death (4:23) --
Snow's Resting Place (3:15) --
Snow's Legacy (2:36) --
Speaking against Chinese Oppression (2:23) --
Condemning Human Rights Violations (4:40) --
Disillusionment with Chinese Censorship (2:04) --
Starting Over (3:03) --
Credits: A Home Far Away (1:04).
Responsibility: Accent Media Productions.
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Abstract:

In the 1950s, American journalist and author, Edgar Snow, along his wife, Lois Wheeler, were suspected of being communist sympathizers because of Snow's lifelong passion for China. The couple was blacklisted and fled to a new life in Switzerland. In this documentary, Lois Wheeler, now 90 years old, recounts Snow's accomplishments including being the first American to interview Chairman Mao Zedong and relives memories of a life slowly poisoned by the political battle against communism.

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