In 1989 an entire way of life ended for millions behind the Iron Curtain. Combining 1st hand testimony with extensive archive footage, this 3 part series recreates and examines the world that disappeared twenty years ago - the lost world of communism. See unique archive and personal testimony from those who lived behind the Iron Curtain in East Germany, Czechoslovakia and Romania.
Recently unearthed propaganda films and grim archival photos reveal the hidden truth about the political system that has spread to all the continents of the world, affecting four generations of mankind over the past seven decades and standing in stark contrast to the principals of capitalism. Dubbed the "The Red Church" by some due to the near religious fervor displayed by some followers, Communism still stands as one of the most controversial political systems on the planet. By starting the story in 1917 and following through to 1999, filmmakers Patrick Rotman and Patrick Barbaris offer a comprehensive overview of the impact that Communism has had both at home and abroad.