It is one of the most famous and most impressive pictures of the 20th century. A young man, carrying nothing but shopping bags, standing right in front of a tank, forcing it to stop. We don’t know his name. We don’t know his fate. We don’t even know what he told the soldier when he climbed up the tank. But we all know what he stood for, there on the street, all alone.
Now that the world is watching the games in Beijing, we should remember this very ordinary and yet so extraordinary man. Whoever he is – we all know him.
This documentary is a tribute to him and all the brave chinese who tried to bring freedom to their beautiful country: Tank Man
(I don’t agree with all the economic lessons we are being taught in the second half of the film, but that’s another matter)