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I Was There: Kate Adie on Tiananmen Square

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

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. Show less

Contributors

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

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