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A three-part documentary examining China and its people during the 40 years since the founding of the People's Republic in 1949. Part 1, entitled "Sons of the Revolution," traces the nation's modern history from the revolution until 1976 through the eyes of four people who were active during the turbulent early years of Mao's China. Part 2, "The Legacy," follows a variety of Chinese citizens from different walks of life from 1976 to the present day. Part 3, "Year of the Dragon," takes a look at the changes in rural Chinese life that have taken place in the last 40 years. Included are reports of the 1989 student uprising in Beijing and the government's brutal crackdown on the movement.