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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Beyond the Classroom presents "The Tank Man"

Description:
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 Tank Man has moments in it that are unforgettable… This is news documentary filmmaking at its’ finest.” – The Gazette (Montreal). {Will appear in FYI on Jun 3, 2014
Start Time:
12:00 PM
End Time:
2:00 PM
Room:
1102 South Campus Commons, Buildin 1
Common Location Name:
Other
Web Address:
https://www.facebook.com/events/671240729613779/
Other Contact Information:
Dr. James V. Riker Beyond the Classroom +1 301 314 6622 jriker@umd.edu www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu


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