You have good grades and are physically fit... very valuable to the revolution!
I hope I make it!
Landowner! Rightist! Capitalist pig!
You will never be in the Red Guard
Your father is a rightist!
Ji-Li is top of her class and the school representative during the start of the Cultural Revolution in China
Everyone stay put!
Ji-li is chosen to audition for the Red Successors, a youth group that will become the next generation of the Red Guard, who serve as a enforcer of the new ideals under Mao that enforces the destruction of the four olds- old ideas, old customs, old culture, and old habits
You're under arrest.
Ji-li is excluded from nomination as her family background as an exploitative landowner family is exposed and her father is called a rightist
I will protect them no matter what...
Ji-li's house is ransacked while her family is asleep and evidence of Four Old's is found, causing suspicion towards her family
What is this? Family heirlooms, a four old?
Ji-li's father is taken away by the Red Guard under suspicion of establishing ties with people against Mao and listening to foreign radio
I haven't done anything!
Ji-li has the oppurtunity to betray her family, but she refuses and holds hope