Moving the Mountain (Promo)

Moving the Mountain (Promo)

Through stock footage, re-enactments, and interviews with witnesses, Moving the Mountain tells the story of the 1989 pro-democracy movement in China that culminated in a deadly government crackdown on protesters in Tiananmen Square.

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Moving the Mountain
Category: Documentaries
Regions: Asia


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Moving the Mountain tells the story of the 1989 pro-democracy movement in China that culminated in a massive uprising in Tiananmen Square. The student-led movement came to a tragic end when the People's Liberation Army violently cracked down on protesters firing live ammunition into the crowd and leaving hundreds dead. Through stock footage, personal interviews with witnesses, and re-enactments of events, Moving the Mountain uses the students' points of view to relive history and contemplate the future.



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A discussion with the makers of Moving the Mountain

Moving the Mountain DiscussionDon't miss this eye-opening panel discussion between director Michael Apted, the film's producer Trudie Styler, and Executive Director of Amnesty International USA Larry Cox. The discussion, a Link TV and Culture Project co-production, took place in December of 2010 and focused on Nobel Peace Prize winner Lui Xiaobo, one of the Tiananmen Square protesters and a longtime political activist who is was prevented from receiving his prize freely and in person due to a 10-year prison sentence for co-authoring "Charter 08", which calls for political and legal reform in China. Watch online now!



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Asia Society
EN American Center
Freedom Now

Laogai Research Foundation

Wei Jingsheng Foundation
HRIC Human Rights in China
Freedom House
China Support Network
Jurist China
Chinese Human Rights Defenders

The Dui Hua Foundation
Center for Chinese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School
Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, NYU School of Law

Legal Rights Institute
China Democracy Party
Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China
Information Center for Human Rights & Democracy
Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor
Tiananmen Mothers Campaign

International Federation for Justice in China

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