Mao’s China


Filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni and poet Dario Fo with very few journalists, were the only Italians that got the permission to visit the country before us.

During one month, our guide took us to factories, rural communes and schools, every time starting our visit with this words: “So as President Mao said, against the Deng Xiaoping’s revisionist line…”

Almost always a huge queue of curious were following us in the streets; we were the first western people they had ever seen!