Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square

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Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square
Directed byShui-Bo Wang
Produced byDon McWilliams
Narrated byShui-Bo Wang
CinematographyPierre Landry
Lynda Pelley
Edited byDon McWilliams
Distributed byNational Film Board of Canada
Release date
  • October 16, 1998 (1998-10-16)
Running time
29 minutes

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 November 19, 2011.
  2. ^ "NY Times: Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square". NY Times. Retrieved December 6, 2008.
  3. ^ "Awards". National Film Board of Canada Web site. Retrieved August 26, 2009.

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