Film screening:

"The Revolutionary"

The story of the 'Marco Polo' of the Mao era

Wednesday 28 November 2012, 7.00 - 9.30pm

European Parliament, Brussels

European Parliament
Entrance Place Luxembourg
Room AE1-2
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About the film

"The Revolutionary" is a feature-length documentary film about the Maoist era and Sidney Rittenberg, an American who assumed an unprecedented role for a foreigner in Chinese politics. In those calamitous times, Mao's last stand to hold on to power and to his political legacy, Rittenberg rose to prominence as the most important foreigner in China since Marco Polo.

Dear LSE Alumni and friends,

The award-winning documentary "The Revolutionary" tells the story of Sidney Rittenberg, an American who remained in China in 1944 and knew and worked with with Chairman Mao.

As China has just chosen it's new leadership, the questions on the course the country will take are once again in the spotlight. But this is an equally good moment to remember history.

The European Institute for Asian Studies, in cooperation with MEP Graham Watson, has the pleasure of inviting you to the Screening of "The Revolutionary", which is taking place on Wednesday 28 November 2012, from 7.00pm to 9.30pm, at the European Parliament (Room AE1-2).

To register for this event, you need to confirm your participation through the online registration form by Wednesday 21 November. If you require an entry pass to the European Parliament, please provide your nationality, date of birth, (passport) ID number and current address upon registration, in addition to your name as it is written on your ID card or passport.

Should you have further questions, please contact

The registration will start from 6.30pm at the European Parliament, entrance Place Luxembourg, and the screening will start at 19:00. Please come in time in order to be accompanied to the screening room.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards,

Your Team of the LSE Alumni Association Belgium