Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square

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Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square (1998)

29 min - Documentary - 16 October 1998
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An autobiography about the director's life, career and ultimate disillusionment with The People's Republic of China. Shui-Bo Wang's feature documentary is a visual autobiography of an artist who grew up in China during the historic upheavals of the '60s, '70s and '80s. A rich collage of original artwork and family and archival photographs presents a personal perspective on the turbulent Cultural Revolution and the years that followed. For Shui-Bo Wang and others of his generation, Tiananmen Square was the central symbol of the new China -- a society to be based on equality and cooperation. This animated documentary artfully traces Shui-Bo's roots and his own life journey as he struggles to sort through ideology and arrive at truth.

Director:  Shui-Bo Wang
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An autobiography about the director's life, career and ultimate disillusionment with The People's Republic of China. Shui-Bo Wang's feature documentary is a visual autobiography of an artist who grew up in China during the historic upheavals of the '60s, '70s and '80s. A rich collage of original artwork and family and archival photographs presents a personal perspective on the turbulent Cultural Revolution and the years that followed. For Shui-Bo Wang and others of his generation, Tiananmen Square was the central symbol of the new China -- a society to be based on equality and cooperation. This animated documentary artfully traces Shui-Bo's roots and his own life journey as he struggles to sort through ideology and arrive at truth.


Collections: Shui-Bo Wang

Genres: Documentary

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Country:   Canada
Language:  English/Chinese
Release Date:  16 October 1998

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Production Companies:  National Film Board of Canada

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Runtime:  0 h 29 min

An autobiography about the director’s life, career and ultimate disillusionment with The People’s Republic of China.

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Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square (French: Le jour se lève sur la place Tienanmen) is a 1998 National Film Board of Canada short animated documentary directed by Shui-Bo Wang.

It is an autobiography about the director’s life, career and ultimate disillusionment with The People’s Republic of China.

It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short, losing to The Personals. [wikipedia]

 

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