When A City Rises

UK TBC Certificate
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1 Hour 41 Minutes

When A City Rises invites the audience to live the resistance movement from within and offers a rare glimpse into the daily struggles of regular people who find their lives intertwined with a historic struggle for democracy. It is a story of hope, love, chaos and solidarity among strangers.

The protest movement began in June 2019 when the Hong Kong government proposed a repressive extradition bill that would have allowed Mainland China to summon people across the border for trial in its highly politicized legal system. More than a million marched in what quickly became the largest pro-democracy movement in the city’s history.

Last updated
October 3, 2021

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When a City Rises - Trailer (Jun 2021)

Courtesy of Han Yan Yuen