In this episode, A Century on Film continues its focus on the struggles for Asian independence and their remarkable leaders. In the late 1930's, Mao gains supreme power over party affairs. He is first captured on film in Yan'an. In 1941, after 30 years leading from behind the scenes abroad, Ho Chi Minh returns to his homeland. Footage of him from this period is mainly shot by Soviet cameramen. In 1946, Ho proclaims Vietnamese independence, and travels to Paris to negotiate terms. In January 1948, the world hears the news of Gandhi's assassination. Mao claims victory over the Nationalists in China in 1949.