HONG KONG: CITY ON FIRE 

IN CINEMAS 22 NOVEMBER

★★★★

“An unflinching chronicle of the pro-democracy protests that sent shock waves through Hong Kong in 2019, Choi Ka Yan and Lee Hiu Ling’s vital, politically urgent documentary witnesses the fight for freedom from the frontline.”  

– The Guardian

“Unbearably tense...a propulsive piece of storytelling”  

– Screen Daily

“...a story of hope, love, chaos and solidarity among strangers.”  

– Film Ink

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This urgent film beds in with Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrations, offering a frontline portrait of four young protesters through a year of struggle. We see their hopes for a freer life and feel their fears as the authorities crack down. Pulse-racing scenes bring the viewer to street level, where peaceful protest is met with fury and tear gas. Clear-eyed about the complications and contradictions that come with a movement that changed Hong Kong forever, it is a brave document of troubled times.

DIRECTED BY:
CHOI KA YAN & LEE HIU LING