Umbrella Diaries: The First Umbrella
DIRECTOR: JAMES LEONG
From the June 4th candlelight vigil to the September 28th mass gathering outside of Government Headquarters, Leong’s Umbrella Diaries tells the story of the Umbrella Movement in the voices of those who were in the thick of it, delineating the different camps vying for influence within the mass occupation, divided in their aims while united by a common cause of civil disobedience to the powers that be. Embracing the complexities and contradictions of a political action that’s as complex as Hong Kong itself, The Umbrella Diaries is a study in how a broad-based popular protest can, with however much difficulty, actually work.
Followed by a Panel discussion with Rose Tang & Joy Ming King.
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