In response to the recent protests in Hong Kong, the Netherlands for Hong Kong will be organizing two film screenings of recent films from Hong Kong that depict the city's ongoing struggle for freedom and democracy.
Yellowing (2016) dir. Chan Tze Woon
The political anxiety that has enveloped Hong Kong since its return to Chinese sovereignty in 1997 has spawned a new generation of young, passionately committed activist filmmakers who wanted to tell Hong Kong's story with Hong Kong voices. In Yellowing (2016), 29-year-old director Chan Tze Woon explored Hong Kong's fraught relationship with mainland China through an independent documentary on the Umbrella Movement of 2014.
During the two-month protest, Chan took his camera on the streets and ended up with over 1000 hours of footage. The resulting film is a sensational and moving documentary that doubles as a lasting portrait of an alternative, temporary, and communitarian Hong Kong. Visually engrossing and richly detailed, Yellowing captures the sights, sounds, and feelings of a time when tens of thousands of Hong Kong citizens, led by the city's energized and idealistic youth, defied their government and demanded real democracy.
NeverLand Cinema | Pieter de Raadstraat 35B, Rotterdam | sat 20 july - Door opens at 20:30. Film starts at 21:00 | Entrance is free, donation goes to the filmmakers
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