“Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square” is a short animated documentary film directed by Shui-Bo Wang. It was first released to the public in 1998 and it served as the autobiography of the director. The film also aims to set the record straight relating to uprisings that took place during the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution that began in the 60’s.
The film features a bevy of Shui-Bo’s artworks as well as the director’s personal archives of photographs that tell the story of his family and China’s history. Shui-Bo presents the historic Tiananmen Square as the main starting point for the modern People’s Republic of China that we know today. He believes that the foundation of justice and equality in their country began in this place leading their citizens to the truth.