The People Versus the Party
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Revealing the stories behind the bloody pro-democracy demonstration in Tianmen Square, this program shows viewers how the seven-week period of protest laid the foundation for China's future and how, at various crucial turning points, the final outcome could have avoided massive bloodshed.
With archival film and materials from Chinese television along with exclusive interviews with key insiders—from protest leaders and students to members of the government—eyewitness accounts reveal the scale of the 1989 protest, its aims, the military crackdown, and the aftermath and legacy.
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