1979: Big Bang of the Present

1979: Big Bang of the Present 2019

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Deng Xiaoping's economic and political opening in China. Margaret Thatcher's extreme economic measures in the United Kingdom. Ayatollah Khomeini's Islamic Revolution in Iran. Pope John Paul II's visit to Poland. Saddam Hussein's rise to power in Iraq. The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The nuclear accident at the Harrisburg power plant and the birth of ecological activism. The year 1979, the beginning of the future.

  • Released: 2019-12-10
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary, History, TV Movie
  • Stars: Wei Jingsheng, Michael Heseltine, Roy Hattersley, Lech Wałęsa, Helmut Schmidt, Jimmy Carter, James Callaghan, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Ruhollah Khomeini, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran, Pope John Paul II, Deng Xiaoping, Margaret Thatcher, Leonid Brezhnev, Saddam Hussein, David Owen
  • Director: Pascal Verroust, Dirk K. van den Berg