Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square

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 photos 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.

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Shui-Bo Wang
Shui-Bo Wang
Shui-Bo Wang
original music
Melissa Hui
Pierre Béluse
Marie-Danielle Parent
Fang Liu
The Morency Quartet
Lise Beauchamp
Edith Boivin
Danièle Bourget
Manon Lafrance
André Moisan
Denis Marc
animation camera
Pierre Landry
Lynda Pelley
picture editing
Donald McWilliams
sound editing
Donald McWilliams
Jean Paul Vialard
Donald McWilliams
Barrie Angus McLean
executive producer
David Verrall
Barrie Angus McLean


  • jnordstrom

    “This is one of the best collage films I've ever seen. I love its colours and pacing. It's a great introduction to that era of Chinese history.” — jnordstrom, 5 Jun 2010

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