Directed by Hong Kong filmmaker Chan Tze-woon, the film combines interviews and archival footage with reconstructions of real-life events. It weaves together the memories of older generations’ historical experiences with the struggles of the younger generation striving to preserve their freedom today. Through reconstructing these events, the film dramatizes their scarred memories and experiences, casting four young people who participated in the 2019 protest movement in Hong Kong. These real protagonists are separated by time and history, yet their lives parallel and overlap, because they have similarly defiant backgrounds and find themselves in similarly chaotic predicaments.
After the screening at The Westdale, co-producer Andrew Choi will be invited to share his reflections on the film, the director’s vision, and how the film’s key messages have resonated with international audiences, before opening the discussion to questions from the audience.