When a City Rises (2021)

When a City Rises (2021)

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Documentary exploring the Hong Kong protests and the young activists and lead them. More

Behind the gas masks of Hong Kong’s democracy movement, the often very young activists are just as diverse as the youths of the rest of the world. But they share a demand for democracy and freedom. They have the will and the courage to fight – and they can see that things are going in the wrong direction in the small island city, which officially has autonomy under China but is now tightening its grip and demanding that ‘troublemakers’ be put away or silenced. Amid the violent protests, we meet a 21-year-old student, a teenage couple and a new father.

2021Rating: MA15+100 minsHong Kong, China

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When a City Rises (2021) | Reviews

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Screen Daily

It is both an informative account and a propulsive piece of storytelling.

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When a City Rises (2021) | Release Details

When a City Rises (2021) is available to stream in New Zealand now on DocPlay.