In the spring of 1989, Chinese students and workers occupied Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and began the largest nonviolent political protest in China’s history. At the height of the movement, over one million people marched in the streets of Beijing. The movement ended with the government’s crackdown and the Beijing massacre of June 4. Witnessed on television by millions around the world, the Tiananmen protests were one of the most watched, yet least understood, stories of our time.
The documentary will be introduced by Rushan Abbas, director of Campaign for Uyghurs, who personally participated in the pro-democracy protests in 1989 in Xinjiang.
This program will be in English.