TIAN ANMEN, THE FORBIDDEN MEMORY
30 years to erase everything
June 1989, Beijing, Tian Anmen Square. The army tanks crush the democratic hopes of the youth in blood.
June 2009, Beijing, Tian Anmen Square. Friendly policemen, smiling tourists, and Mao everywhere. There is no mention of the massacre in the square, in the press, on the Internet, or in history books. It is like nothing ever happened.
Is this transformation the result of effective propaganda, plain old indoctrination or cautious silence? By confronting young people of today with those who, 30 years ago, dreamed of a different China, this film is the startling account of the heavy control prevailing in Chinese society today.