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I Was There: Kate Adie on Tiananmen Square

Documentary in which journalist Kate Adie re-examines her historic coverage of the massacre in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, in June 1989.

Kate Adie re-examines her historic coverage of the massacre in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, in June 1989.

In a long-form interview, Kate recalls how she was wounded by gunfire and narrowly escaped death herself as she and her cameraman remained in the line of fire while an estimated 2,000 pro-democracy demonstrators were shot down by Chinese government troops.

Kate reviews the reports she made on the ground, with additional insight from leading historian Professor Steve Tsang, and draws on the BBC's archive to assess how film-makers have portrayed China before and after the upheaval.

59 minutes

Last on

Mon 30 Sep 2019 22:30

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:10

    The Silver Seas

    What If It Wasn't Out There?

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Kate Adie
Participant Steve Tsang
Director Andy Webb
Executive Producer Emma Parkins
Executive Producer Ed Stobart

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