The Tiananmen Square protests were student-led demonstrations calling for democracy, free speech and a free press in China. They were halted in a bloody crackdown, known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre, by the Chinese government on June 4 and 5, 1989.
11 years since that moment in time we are now witnessing the same pushback on China as we did all those years ago. Last year, Leica produced a five-minute video titled “The Hunt’.
It depicts a photojournalist resisting interrogation from Chinese police and managing to stay in his hotel room so that he can snap a photo of a lone protester standing in front of police tanks, blocking their path. His scenes are interspersed with clips of other life-threatening situations around the world. It takes me back to the moment I was on assessment with Associated Press and I was witness to the CCP brutality towards the Polly Uni students.
When will we learn?
This Film is dedicated to those who lend their eyes to make us see.
I am a hunter!
Lily Kuoo in Beijing, Verna Yin in Hong Kong, and SJ Stark In Sydney