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Mar 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Raise the Umbrellas: A Film on Hong Kong’s Democracy Movement

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Acclaimed filmmaker Evans Chan 陳耀成 screens and comments on his documentary “Raise the Umbrellas,” its first full-length preview on the West Coast. Watch the trailer here.

The film explores the origin and impact of Hong Kong’s 2014 pro-democracy demonstrations through the inter-generational lenses of three post-Tiananmen democratic activists alongside other cultural and social characters in the movements and pro-Beijing counter voices. Comprehensive and intimate, driven by stirring footage of a mega-metropolis riven by protest, the film lays bare the sheer political risk for post-colonial Hong Kong’s universal-suffragist ambitions that reverberates across Greater China and democratic movements around the world.

Schedule:

  • 4:30 p.m. Doors Open
  • 5 p.m. Film Screening (Cantonese with English/Chinese subtitles)
  • 7 p.m. Conversation and Q&A

This event is sponsored by UC San Diego Department of Literature. It is co-sponsored by the UC San Diego Department of History and Institute of Arts and Humanities, and GPS’s 21st Century China Center.


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Date and Time

Mar 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Location

UC San Diego Price Center Theater

Event Registration

Registration for this event is required by Mar 15, 2017.

Event Fee

Free to attend, but registration is required.

Contact

Samuel Tsoi    stsoi@ucsd.edu    858-246-1950

Audience

Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

UC San Diego Department of Literature and GPS’s 21st Century China Center

Event Category

Film and Television