The Gate of Heavenly Peace (1995)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Politics & Government  |   Run Time - 190 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This three-hour long documentary attempts to shed light on the violent confrontation between student protesters and the Chinese government at Tianamen Square in June, 1989. Filmmakers Richard Gordon and Carma Hinton first look into the Square's illustrious history, explaining how it became an important symbolic place for demonstrations of dissent. The documentary also gives a detailed account of the actual 1989 rebellion using archival footage, narration and interviews with those involved.

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conflict, protester, rebel, student