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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 ...
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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ling Chai ...
Yiu-ming Chu ...
Himself (Hong Kong Alliance for Democracy in China) (as Rev. Chu Yiu-ming)
Yu-ru Lin ...
Teach Lin
Li Lu ...


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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Watch this movie and never forget Tiananmen Square
15 June 2009 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

This excellent documentary traces the lives of a group of student leaders, their role in the 1989 democracy movement in China, and what happened to them after the tanks moved in to Tiananmen Square. This film is harrowing, as many of those interviewed are still traumatised by their experience (the film was made four years after the protests were crushed) and are living in exile. Even so, the film is important for the lessons to be learned about building a movement and resisting an authoritarian regime. It also raises many questions about leadership, responsibility, and guilt when things go wrong. And it's not all depressing - it does present a dramatic account of an extraordinary moment in 20th century history. All human rights activists should see this film -if for no other reason than to remember what happened in Tiananmen Square in 1989. I showed it in 1999 at our local university to an Amnesty International group; and last week showed it to a group of human rights activists, to commemorate all those unknown people who lost their lives in the struggle for democracy, and to remember the courage of all who participated in those events.

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