A Shanghai Document (Шанхайский документ) is a masterpiece of the early documentary film. This silent film was directed by Yakov Blyokh(Яков Блиох,1895-1957) and was released in then USSR in 1928.
In the early 1920s, there were two world in Shangahai of China. One is the world that western people (including Britons, Americans, New Zealanders, Australians, Danes) live in the lap of luxury in Shanghai International Settlement, and another is the world that Chinese people spend their days on inhuman working. Chinese laborers soon walk out or revolt frequently in Shanghai, the Shanghai Municipal Police starts cracking down on proletariats and communists and slaughters them. (16mm/black and white/silent/54min)