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Moving the Mountain (1994)

The film is a documentary about the demonstrations of students in Peking on the 4th of June 1989 for more democracy in the People's Republic which were ended by army forces. The story is ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jin-Ming Zhang ...
Li Lu, 10 year old
Yi-Ming Huang ...
Li Lu, 4 year old
Yi-fen Kan ...
Earthquake Survivor
Ke-Hsi Hsiang ...
Lover, Male
Tsung-cheng Hou ...
Little Six
Hsiang-tan Tang ...
Storyteller
Hing Man Tang ...
Police, Road Inspection
Fong Yin Chan ...
Driver of car escort
Hui Lung Sze ...
Secret Police in car escort
Siu-Kei Lee ...
Secret Police in car escort
Chun Fai Tsang ...
Guide in smuggler village
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Ling Chai ...
Herself
Yiu-ming Chu ...
Himself (Hong Kong Alliance for Democracy in China) (as Rev. Chu Yiu-ming)
Yu-ru Lin ...
Teach Lin
Li Lu ...
Himself
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The film is a documentary about the demonstrations of students in Peking on the 4th of June 1989 for more democracy in the People's Republic which were ended by army forces. The story is told from students point of view. Written by Volker Boehm

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19 May 1995 (USA)  »

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$44,536 (USA)
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Very strong documentary about Tianamen Square
6 March 2011 | by (US) – See all my reviews

A powerful, informative and sometimes deeply moving documentary about China's Tianamen Square protests in 1989; what led up to them, how they went down, and their aftermath for the participants.

Both the interviews and the historical footage are riveting.

What isn't quite as solid is Apted's choice to stage reenactments, and sometimes intercut them into the middle of real footage. It can feel hokey and unneeded.

But that one minor glitch is not enough to seriously damage such an important and worthy work.

It's a shame that such an important and alive work on recent history has been allowed to go out of print in the US, although some of the better video stores still have copies.


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