When a City Rises

  • Australian Premiere
  • Iris Kwong, Ip Kar Man, Cathy Chu, Han Yan Yuen, Huang Yuk-kwok, Jenn Lee, Evie Cheung
  • Hong Kong (2021)
  • 15+
100 min

Credited to a collective of seven directors, When A City Rises shines the spotlight on an egalitarian movement, whilst having the edge of a political thriller.

Hong Kong 2019 – The world has seen the iconic images of protesters covered in black, tossing back tear gas, waving black flags, demonstrating against the authoritarian superpower that is China to fight for a democratic future. It is easy to be caught up in the action, in the glorification of bravery and sacrifice. But away from the limelight, who are these hidden people concealed underneath their masks? What are the protesters really fighting for? What is at stake for them?

“Thrilling, immersive documentary about the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests.” – ScreenDaily

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  • Language
    Cantonese, English
  • Director
    Iris Kwong, Ip Kar Man, Cathy Chu, Han Yan Yuen, Huang Yuk-kwok, Jenn Lee, Evie Cheung
  • Genre
    Documentary, Politics

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