October 1949: Parade Of The Waking Giant
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On October 1, 1949 Mao Zedong held a victory celebration parade in Tian'amen Square and announced to the world the creation of a People's Republic of China. China had awakened, and the decades since have given truth to Napoleon's prophetic words. Interestingly, very few people actutally understood Mao's speech, and only one sentence has ever been translated and synched to audio - until now. October 1949 is a definitive account of how Mao orchestrated and carried out this spectacular parade, all the while facing thearts of an on-going civil war. Go behind the scences of this parade with filmmaker Peter Du Cane as he unearths rare archive footage and pieces togther the remainder of this historic speeah and makes it whole for the first time ever.