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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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Michael Apted
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jinming Zhang Jinming Zhang ... Li Lu, 10 year old (as Jin-Ming Zhang)
Yiming Huang Yiming Huang ... Li Lu, 4 year old (as Yi-Ming Huang)
Yi-fen Kan Yi-fen Kan ... Earthquake Survivor
Ke-Hsi Hsiang Ke-Hsi Hsiang ... Lover, Male
Tsung-cheng Hou Tsung-cheng Hou ... Little Six
Hsiang-tan Tang Hsiang-tan Tang ... Storyteller
Hing Man Tang Hing Man Tang ... Police, Road Inspection
Fong Yin Chan Fong Yin Chan ... Driver of car escort
Hui Lung Sze Hui Lung Sze ... Secret Police in car escort
Siu-Kei Lee ... Secret Police in car escort
Chun Fai Tsang Chun Fai Tsang ... Guide in smuggler village
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ling Chai Ling Chai ... Herself
Yiu-ming Chu Yiu-ming Chu ... Himself (Hong Kong Alliance for Democracy in China) (as Rev. Chu Yiu-ming)
Yu-ru Lin Yu-ru Lin ... Teach Lin
Li Lu 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Berge versetzen See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$44,536
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Production Co:

Xingu Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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An interesting look at the democracy movement in China
20 June 2003 | by Paul_PrewSee all my reviews

"Moving the Mountain" does an excellent job of showing the complexity of a protest movement as it develops, apparently, spontaneously. The film roots the origins of the Tiananmen Square protests in the wake of the Cultural Revolution. Although shifts in Chinese governmental policy and Glasnost in Russia gave the participants the courage to ask for a dialogue about greater democracy, the Chinese government feared the instability created by a group of people questioning the government. The film will give you a sober account of the innocence and naivety of a group of young people who simply want to make a change for the better in their country. With the continuing globalization protests and the creation of the `Patriot Acts', this film is quite relevant for a glimpse into the motivations that bring diverse groups together in a common cause, not to mention the intolerance of the people in power to the public questioning of their policies. "Moving the Mountain" provides one example of the many protest movements that occur around the world, meeting with varying levels of repression. This film is well worth viewing and may stimulate a hunger to find out more about the conditions in China as well as other protest movements.


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