25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre

Tank Man is an icon of courage, hope, and dissent. We wanted to commemorate his stand and the massacre of protestors the day before, and we knew animation was the way to recreate it. At the same time, we wanted to provide a reflection, inspired by the events in Tiananmen Square, about the nature of dissent.

"The Unknown Dissident"

"The Unknown Dissident"

Our Organization

What do we do?

We make stories of lives of inspiring dissidents from around the world.
And publish them free.

Who are we?

We are passionate about making stories of dissidents known to the public. 

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"The Lech Walesa Institute is a proud partner in making The Lives of the Dissidents."