TAKING BACK THE LEGISLATURE

Hong Kong Documentary Filmmaker

2020 / Hong Kong / Documentary / 46’ – FRENCH PREMIERE

Synopsis

This day went down history as the day Hong Kong freedom fighters stormed the legislative council and in the assembly hall delivered the Hong Kong Protest Manifesto for the first time. July 1, 2019. Twenty-two years before on the same day, Hong Kong was handed over to Communist China. Numerous marches had been held over the past three months where as many as two million people took to the street to call for the withdrawal of the Extradition Bill, which would allow for suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial. Despite all that, and that one brave soul took his life in protest, the government did not withdraw the bill, and peaceful protests were met with brutal crackdowns. Upon the realization that peaceful protests were useless against an unfeeling regime, visionaries of the uprising had had enough and resolved to more drastic measures. Fighting back against police brutality on one hand, they did their best to push aside pro-democratic lawmakers hung up with non-violence doctrines on another.

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