The Hessian camera manufacturer Leica has Trouble with China. The reason a promotional video. A photographer is shown that depicts the massacre in and around Beijing's Tiananmen square in 1989. A taboo in China.
The nearly five-minute bears the name of "The Hunt" (promotional film"The hunt"). He is shot in the style of a war documentary, and describes the work of photographers, the work areas, in dangerous crisis. At the end of the short the Leica is displayed in the Logo.
One of the strands of the plot of the film takes place during the bloody crushing of the Chinese democracy movement in June 1989 in Beijing. The Film ends with a scene in which a photographer shoots the famous photo, a man stands alone on a major Beijing street in front of four tanks.
The recording is one of the most well-known press photos of the 20th century. Century. In China, however, the existence of which is hushed in this photos, as well as the bloody suppression of the democracy movement as a whole. Everything that has to do with it, is taboo and censored.
student protests in 1989 in Beijing: In China, the topic is considered taboo and is censored.Film by Chinese portals disappeared
disappeared to the Leica-promotional film from Chinese portals, in the meantime, as well as all entries and reports for the Video. On Vimeo and Youtube, it is more available.
in the Meantime, the Hessian photo company has distanced itself Leica from the content of the short film, presumably for fear of reprisals. It was not a formal promotional video, said a company spokeswoman for the Hong Kong newspaper "South China Morning Post". Requests of the ARD radio broadcasting remained so far unanswered.