• Enthralling...The film probes much more deeply into the student democracy movement that precipitated the demonstrations than one could have believed possible... Interweaves videotaped scenes of the demonstrations and conversations with leaders and participants with an explanatory narration into an account that is as clearheaded as it is thorough and well-organized.

    New York Times
  • Filmmakers Carma Hinton and Richard Gordon have transformed news into history, and history into art.

    Boston Globe
  • Compelling...the most objective study so far of the political storms that have swept across China.

    Time Magazine
  • Simply the most riveting, unsettling and overwhelming documentary in years.

    Chicago Sun-Times