Made by an anonymous collective, this vital film documents a single day in Hong Kong’s 2019 protests against China. It’s screening at the ICA as part of (G)Round Up!, a special weekend of events co-curated by the Paris-based cinema collective La Clef Revival.
In spring 2019, thousands of mostly young Hong Kong citizens rose up in protest against a new extradition law imposed by China, a law that appeared to jeopardise Hong Kong’s independence. Matters came to a head on 1 July, when as many as 550,000 people joined a protest rally, and protesters stormed the Legislative Council complex, making headlines worldwide.
Anonymous activists filmed the run-up to the assault from the inside, and their footage shows a divided corps of protestors: one group taking a combative attitude, the other fearing arrests and casualties. The Hongkongers’ collective chaos and despair about the future is all too tangible in fast-paced video shot on the front line – edited together into this urgent and turbulent documentary.
Sun, 30 Oct 2022
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