Tiananmen : Australia's Witnesses

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  • They had front row seats to one of the most shocking and oppressive dramas to unfold in modern China: the Tiananmen Square Massacre. They were the men and women stationed at Australia's embassy in Beijing, who saw the very best and the very worst of human behavior. 25 years later, Australia's eye-witnesses to that dark chapter tell how they hid from gunfire, harbored and helped key targets, and smuggled media footage out of China.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 08, 2014.
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  • Closed-captioned.


  • Tiananmen Square (2:12) -- Tiananmen Square Protests (3:08) -- Chinese Army Response (2:20) -- Provoking the Chinese Army (3:43) -- Tiananmen Square Attack (3:06) -- Exporting Tiananmen Footage (1:13) -- Tiananmen Asylum Seekers (5:02) -- Losing Impunity (2:10) -- Tiananmen Atrocities (3:12) -- China's Censorship Policy (1:16) -- Credits: Tiananmen: Australia's Witnesses (0:28)
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