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Escape From China

PBS Premiere: July 21, 1994


Chinese journalist Iris F. Kung (a pseudonym) returns to her homeland to retrace the underground railroad that helped the last of China's most wanted Tiananmen Square leaders escape to freedom. Filmed secretly, the original footage had to be smuggled out of the country.


TAGS: china, free press, journalism, tiananmen square

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Escape From China

Premiere Date: July 21, 1994

Filmmaker: Iris F. Kung


Iris F. Kung
Iris F. Kung

Critical Acclaim

Its own historic leap forward... probably the first truly independent documentary made in China.”

The New York Times

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