Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square

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Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square
Directed by Shui-Bo Wang
Produced by Don McWilliams
Narrated by Shui-Bo Wang
Cinematography Pierre Landry
Lynda Pelley
Edited by Don McWilliams
Distributed by National Film Board of Canada
Release date
  • October 16, 1998 (1998-10-16)
Running time
29 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square (French: Le jour se lève sur la place Tienanmen) is a 1998 National Film Board of Canada short animated documentary directed by Shui-Bo Wang. It is an autobiography about the director's life, career and ultimate disillusionment with The People's Republic of China. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short, losing to The Personals.[1][2]

Other honours for the film included the Gemini Award for Best History/Biography Documentary program and the award for Best Short Documentary at Hot Docs.[3]


  1. ^ "The 71st Academy Awards (1999) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-11-19. 
  2. ^ "NY Times: Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  3. ^ "Awards". National Film Board of Canada Web site. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 

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