A one-off chance to see this classic award-winning documentary examining the tragic events that unfolded in Tiananmen Square in 1989.
In the spring of 1989, over one million Chinese students and workers occupied Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and began the largest non-violent political protest in China’s history.
This enthralling documentary reflects the drama, tension, absurdity, heroism, and many tragedies of those six weeks culminating with the Beijing massacre of June 4th. The film gives voice to a wide range of Chinese citizens whose stories were consistently ignored by the Western press. By awarding these people a proper place in history, The Gate of Heavenly Peace reveals an ongoing debate in China concerning the importance of personal responsibility and the need, as Vaclav Havel has put it, to live in the truth.