In 1972, during Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution, Michelangelo Antonioni was invited by the People's Republic of China to direct a documentary about New China. Only permitted to visit certain parts of the country, the director traveled with his crew for eight weeks in Beijing, Nanjing, Suzhou, Shanghai, and Henan province. The result was a three and a half hour long film, divided into three parts. Mao and his wife Jiang Qing disliked it so much that Antonioni was consequently charged with being anti-Chinese as well as counterrevolutionary. The film was finally shown at Beijing's Cinema Institute 30 years later.