They Chose China

This is a short documentary film (40 minutes approx.) by Shuibo Wang. It is about P.O.W.s who defected/renounced their U.S. citizenship after the Korean War and went to China to live. It’s a very interesting film, though short. These ex-patriot vets spoke out clearly against imperialism and war, as well as against red-baiting and McCarthyism. The movie also raises some interesting questions about criticism and self-criticism and thought reform. I would encourage people who want to learn more about this sort of thing to read the book Prisoners of Liberation (and/or listen to this excellent interview) by Allyn Ricket. Thanks to AKC for pointing out this video.


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