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Mar 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm

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


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.


  • 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.

Event Website

Date and Time

Mar 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm


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.


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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