Hong Kong Moments

Available until June 24 - Includes Q&A

No Longer Available

Film Info
Country Listing:Hong Kong
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Activism
East Asia
Politics & Political Intrigue
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Bing Zhou
Producer(s):Bing Zhou
Christian Beetz
Executive Producer(s):Ricky Choy
Tuan Lam
Editor(s):Jeff Kwok
Cinematography:Wade John Muller
Xue Ming
Barry Chung
Lin Qian Xia
Christopher Tang
Sida Wang
Key Jamjan Chen
Yi Bing Quan
Composer:Sonic Lee
Sound:Saturday Chu
Lam Yun Kwan
Fun Yiu Ton


As pro-democracy activists and armed police battle in the streets of Hong Kong, ordinary citizens are choosing sides. Historically an outlier of both western and Chinese power, Hong Kong wields its own economic force, affording the city and its people a spirit of independence that has now erupted into clouds of tear gas. Filmmaker Bing Zhou uses a nimble camera to follow a group of protagonists—two opposing political candidates, a tea shop owner, a cab driver, a police officer, a paramedic—on two separate days of conflict. On September 21, 2019, protestors from three districts join forces, resulting in unprecedented violence. Just 10 days later on October 1, the National Day of the People’s Republic of China, previously undecided onlookers show their stripes. Thoughts transform into action in this demonstration of how mercurial and personal Hong Kong’s politics have become. Myrocia Watamaniuk

This film includes a pre-recorded Q&A.

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