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Film Screening & Discussion: 30 Years of Tian’anmen

June 2019 @ 18:00 - 20:00

Film Screening & Discussion: 30 Years of Tian’anmen
The Gate of Heavenly Peace 天安门 (1995)



Tuesday 04.06.2019 6pm
ZHG105, University of Göttingen

Directed by: Carma Hinton, Richard Gordon, Geremie Barme
Language: Chinese Dialogue, English voiceover translation, subtitles & narration

The Gate of Heavenly Peace is a three-hour documentary film about the 1989 protests at Tiananmen Square, which culminated in the violent government crackdown on June 4. The film uses archival footage and contemporary interviews with a wide range of Chinese citizens, including workers, students, intellectuals, and government officials, to revisit the events of “Beijing Spring.” From the beginning of the protests in mid-April to the night of June 3–4, the film provides a “meticulous day-by-day chronicle of the six-week period… This unglamorous but absorbing film interweaves videotaped scenes of the demonstrations and conversations with leaders and participants with an explanatory narration into an account that is as clear-headed as it is thorough and well-organized.”


Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gate_of_Heavenly_Peace_(film)#cite_note-1 

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June 2019
18:00 - 20:00
Event Category:


Department of East Asian Studies