The Struggle of Memory Against Forgetting: Tiananmen 25 Years On


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  • Host Department: ccs
  • Date: 04/12/2014
  • Time: 6:00PM

  • Location: Auditorium A, Angell Hall

  • Description:

    The Gate of Heavenly Peace

    6 - 9pm ~ Film screening
    9pm ~ Student-led discussion and Reception

    During the spring of 1989, nightly news accounts filmed in Tiananmen Square in Beijing enthralled viewers worldwide as they watched the largest popular demonstration in modern Chinese history unfold. The Gate of Heavenly Peace, a riveting and explosive three hour documentary, revisits these events and explores the complex political process that led to the protests and eventual Beijing massacre of June 4, 1989.

    The Gate of Heavenly Peace was directed by Carma Hinton, who was born and raised in China, and Richard Gordon, who has been involved with many films about China as a director, producer of cinematographer. With an international group of scholars, as well as participants in the events of 1989, the filmmakers spent six years investigating this important and intriguing story.

    Directed by Carma Hinton and Richard Gordon; USA, 1995; 180 minutes