November 2019: After six months of street protests against newly enacted freedom-restrictive laws, Hong Kong students decide to occupy the polytechnic university. For fourteen days, they live in the building, surrounded and isolated by the police in what gradually turns into a prison. A film made by individually unidentified filmmakers, focused on a group of characters where the collective speaks louder, in a story constructed all the while it is lived. Cinema as an absolute need for expression and a record of our time, shown in its myriad contradictions and uncertainties. *(E.V)
Hong Kong Documentary Filmmaker
This documentary has been directed by the group Hong Kong Documentary Filmmakers, who prefer to stay anonymous for fear of potential government retaliation.
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, IDFA