Battle for Hong Kong – PREMIERE

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Thursday 8th October – 9 pm

Battle for Hong Kong

Directed, filmed and produced by Robin Barnwell
Producer: Gesbeen Mohammad
Production companies and broadcasters: Hardcash Productions and Evan Williams Productions for Channel 4 Television and WGBH/FRONTLINE in association with Entertainment One


© Robin Barnwell


Filmed over several months on the violent frontline of Hong Kong’s street protests, this is the compelling and emotional story of how the lives of five young activists were changed for ever as they fight for their city’s special freedoms and democracy. As the conflict with the Hong Kong police spirals, this Dispatches special follows protesters as they move from peaceful demonstrations to Molotov cocktails and bows and arrows in their battle against China.

Given the sweeping new national security law that China imposed on Hong Kong, aimed at stamping out opposition to the ruling Communist Party, it now seems that these protesters’ worst fears have come true three decades earlier than feared. It is likely that this film is a record of the final battle for Hong Kong.

The screening will be followed by a question-and-answer session with Robin Barnwell

Place Gauquelin Despallières
Doors open at 8 pm

Free Admission

October 8 2020