Do Not Split

(Do Not Split)

Do Not Split

In the first half of 2019, Hong Kong took to the streets. Over the subsequent weeks and months, this gesture of peaceful civil protest has become an act of desperate defiance against escalating repression.

The new Hong Kong law was intended to allow extradition to mainland China, where 99% of court cases end in a "guilty" verdict. The citizens of Hong Kong saw this as a dangerous step by the Communist government and went out in protest. The brutal reaction of the police turned this into massive demonstrations lasting months, with demands for broader democratisation. The documentary covers the period from September to December 2019, during which the situation escalated with every passing week. Brief descriptions accompany the protestors' comments. However, the largest space is given to footage from the streets themselves, where the thickening mist of tear gas, exacerbated by the explosions of Molotov cocktails, eloquently illustrates what the crossing of the Rubicon looks like.

Czech premiere

About the film

Director: Anders Hammer
USA, Norway
2020 | 22 min.

Language: Cantonese, English, Mandarin (Chinese)

Subtitles: English

Category

Short and Apt

Director

Anders Hammer

Filmography
2020 - Do Not Split
2019 - Krigsherren
2013 - Gods

Anders Hammer

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