Beyond the Classroom Living & Learning Program
Series on People Power: Activism for Social Change
presents the documentary:
The Tank Man
On June 5, 1989, one day after Chinese troops expelled thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators from Tiananmen Square, a solitary, unarmed protester stood his ground before a column of tanks advancing down the Avenue of Eternal Peace. Captured by Western photographers, this extraordinary confrontation became an icon of the fight for freedom around the world. Filmmaker Antony Thomas investigates the identity, fate and significance of “the tank man,” whose brave act of defiance captured the imagination of people around the world. On the 25th anniversary of this event, how do we understand this courageous stand for people power and the status of democratic reforms in China today?
· “[The] brilliant ‘Frontline’… examines the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre and how those bloody demonstrations for social and political reform led to an economic revolution in [China] on a scale the world had never seen… - Salt Lake Tribune.
· “…The Tank Man has moments in it that are unforgettable… This is news documentary filmmaking at its’ finest.” – The Gazette (Montreal).
Thursday, June 5, 2014
12:00 noon-2:00 pm
1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
All are welcome to attend!