Greater Geneva and Western Switzerland

Onex : Hong Kong's New Heroes

19:30 Door opening 

20:00 projection 

21:00 discussion around the film, in the presence of a Hong Kong activist  

Drinks will be offered afterwards by la Ville de Genève

AsiaGrassroot Mov.

Monday 9 March

20:00

Espace culturel Le Manège (Onex)

cancelled

Speakers

Amon Yiu Yeuk-Wa Activist from Demosisto, Hong Kong

Moderated by

Nicolas Zufferey Professeur ordinaire, responsable de l'unité des études chinoises, UNIGE

Competition - Grand reportage

Hong Kong’s New Heroes

by Floris-Jan Van Luyn

For the past 10 months, the students in Hong Kong have been out on the streets, day after day, night after night. Now familiar with violence, they know the smell of tear gas well. Neighbourhoods have been transformed into battlefields, up against a police force which does not shrink away from using violence - a great deal of violence. Who are these young people fighting against an authoritarian power? The Dutch filmmaker and journalist Floris-Jan van Luyn, who knows the region like the back of his hand, feels the pulse of the city and offers us rarely seen, virtually raw footage.
  • Section: Competition - Grand reportage
  • Original language: Chinese (Traditional), Dutch & English
  • Subtitles: English & French

AsiaGrassroot Mov.


Director(s)

Floris-Jan Van Luyn

Producers

  • Jeroen Beumer

Rights holder

  • Vpro Tegenlicht

Duration

49'

Year

2019

Production country

Netherlands


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