Central Cultural Revolution Small Group Notice concerning the Issue of Screening and Retrieving Poisonous Weed Films

Posted on Updated on

All provincial, municipal and autonomous region Revolutionary Committees (small planning groups), Military Control Commissions, all levels’ military regions, all revolutionary mass organizations.

Among the domestic and imported films that were distributed before the movement of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, not a few are poisonous weed films. These films must be earnestly cleaned up.

I, In all cases where no preparation for criticism of domestic and imported poisonous weed films, that were distributed and screened before the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, has been made, all departments, work units and mass organizations may not screen them without authorization.

II, Abovementioned films stored by all departments and all work units’ at present, are to be collected by the original department and submitted to the relevant leading organ to be sealed up, appropriately preserved and strictly controlled, and a detailed list is to be made up, which is progressively reported to the China Film Distribution Company for filing, await further instructions before handling, do not rent them out or screen them without permission.

III, All sorts of films stored by all mass organizations are to be retrieved by the local Revolutionary Committee (small planning group), Military Control Region, Military Sub-Region or the entrusted relevant department, a list is to be reported, await instructions before handling.

IV, Screening of poisonous weed films for criticism use should not be overly excessive, good criticism articles must be organized, and after criticism preparation work is completed, the film should be screened in the cities (they are generally not to be screened in the countryside). Masses watching the film shall pay fees according to State regulations. After watching, a discussion session must be organized, and the poisonous weed film is to be criticised with great flying colours, through discussion sessions, publishing critical articles in newspapers and periodicals, etc., in order to deeply and thoroughly criticise the poisonous weed film, and criticise it as stink.

V, Some work units use film criticism as an excuse to broaden the screening scope without authorization or to privately screen non-approved poisonous weed films, poisoning the people, and seeking to get advantage. These work units must be investigated, and where circumstances are grave, they must be punished.

VI, Where the above-mentioned films are stored by military screening teams, all armies, all branches and all military regions are to handle the matter according to the above principles.

各省、市、自治区革命委员会(筹备小组)、军管会,各级军区、各革命群众组织:

在无产阶级文化大革命运动以前发行的国产与进口的影片中,有不少毒草影片。对这些影片必须认真地加以清理。

一、无产阶级文化大革命以前发行放映过的国产和进口的毒草影片,凡现在未作好批判准备的,各部门、各单位、各群众组织,一律不得自行放映。

二、各部门、各单位目前存有的上述影片,一律由原部门集中上交给有关领导机关封存,妥善保管,严加控制,并开列清单,逐级上报中国电影发行公司备案,听候处理,不得擅自租借或放映。

三、凡群众组织目前存有的各种影片,由当地革命委员会(筹备小组)、军管会、军分区,责成有关部门回收,上报清单,听候处理。

四、放映批判用的毒草影片,不宜过多,必须组织好批判文章,作好批判的准备工作以后,再在城市上映(农村一般不放)。群众看电影应按国家规定收费。看后,要组织讨论会,通过讨论会、报刊发表批判文章等形式,对毒草影片进行大张旗鼓的批判,将毒草影片批深批透批臭。

五、有些单位借口批判毒草,擅自扩大放映范围或将未经批准的毒草影片,私自放映,毒害人民,从中牟利。对这些单位要加以追究,情节严重的要给予处理。

六、部队放映队存有的上述影片,由各军、各兵种、大军区按照以上原则处理。

One thought on “Central Cultural Revolution Small Group Notice concerning the Issue of Screening and Retrieving Poisonous Weed Films

    Latest Updates | China Copyright and Media said:
    December 8, 2012 at 10:41 am

    […] Central Cultural Revolution Small Group Notice concerning the Issue of Screening and Retrieving Pois… (1967) […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s