Rather than a war against nature, a genuine production is premised on the humanization of nature by producing use values while changing human inner nature. Socialist production strives to achieve an ecologically sound economy whereby labor on nature is in sync with the realization of human inner potentials. In the two-part film Young People in Our Village, young people of a small village modify the natural environment, channel water resources, and solve the perennial scourge of water shortage. Rather than being at the mercy of drought, the young villagers launch into a water project. Instead of a conquest of nature, their enterprise represents a necessary life-affirming and life-saving production to modify nature by exercising their sovereignty, intelligence, technoscientific knowledge, and productive skills.

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