If We Burn
DIRECTOR: JAMES LEONG & LYNN LEE
Hundreds of thousands − perhaps even millions − of protestors have taken to the streets of Hong Kong since early June. Sparked initially by the Hong Kong government's plans for a controversial extradition bill, the movement has now transformed into a broader push for greater freedoms and democracy, with anger over police brutality fueling a cycle of violence. The protests are Hong Kong's biggest challenge to Beijing since its return to China in 1997.
If We Burn looks at the movement through the eyes of Hong Kongers whose fates, like their city's future, now hang in the balance.
This 90-minute segment focuses on the events of July 1, 2019, a pivotal day in the early phase of the movement. This segment will eventually be a part of a longer film and larger narrative of the still ongoing movement.
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