17.8. Tiananmen square protest documentaries (六四事件纪录片)

The problem of most documentaries is that they are just a bunch of modern interviews with very very quick scenes interspersed.

It would be much more effective to just let the actual scenes sink in by themselves in a fuller uncommented format.

Basically, more footage.

The Gate of Heavenly Peace (1995, 天安门纪录片) is by far the least worse in this aspect.

It is also extremelly difficult to find a good footage database! Ony a journalist would be able to find it.

Some good footage: