Our Golden Era : Documentaries from the Umbrella Movement

25 May 2015, 2:00pm
Documentary film screening followed by discussion with the directors and Mr. Shu Kei

This screening takes “The Golden Era” as its theme, signifying that today we find ourselves in a special time. As Ann Hui says, “The Golden Era” is a phrase of both irony and commendation: In this era, there is a group of duty-bound people rebelling, who know for what they are rebelling.

Throughout the Umbrella Movement, people recorded an oceanic magnitude of images. The abundance of footage and the length, complexity and significance of the movement have made it difficult for filmmakers to complete their work in a short period of time. The independent filmmakers have recently finished editing of the film shown in this screening. This is the premiere screening of the selected films in Hong Kong and this is the first time independent filmmakers have jointly presented after the Umbrella Movement.

This screening is comprised of five documentaries. We strive to cover both the macro and micro levels, the collective and the individuals, from the early stages of the Umbrella Movement to the final clearance of the protest zones, from the streets of Mong Kok to the occupy zone in Admiralty, from youthful students to the elderly, from sudden outbursts to peaceful resistance. The multiple dimensions and phrases of the Umbrella Movement are recorded. The duration of the screening is 84 minutes in total.

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