Screening of The Gate of Heavenly Peace

"The Gate of Heavenly Peace", 1995
Directed by Carma Hinton and Richard Gordon, 1995, 189 mins

Politics and Culture in Post-‘89 China
East Asian Film and Lecture Series

Friday, March 2 – 7:00 PM
Cinema House (201 N. Mulberry, access from College Street, Maps & Directions)

The literal translation of “Tiananmen,” The Gate of Heavenly Peace is a feature-length documentary about the 1989 protest movement in China. The film reflects on the drama, tension, humor, absurdity, heroism, and many tragedies of the six weeks from April to June in 1989.

It is an insightful and sobering tale that gives ignored voices their proper place in history and reveals an ongoing debate in China concerning the importance of personal responsibility and moral integrity, the need, as Vaclav Havel has put it, to “live in the truth.”

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