I spent four days at the Occupy Hong Kong protest camps at Admiralty and Mong Kok in Hong Kong and talked to everyone who was willing to talk to me and answer my burning questions about why protesting for democracy is so important. I was struck by the students’ pure intentions and the complexity of the political issues, and I filmed as the Hong Police tried to forcibly remove them from the streets. I turned the things I heard and saw into this documentary short.
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DIRECTED BY: Hank Leukart
PRODUCTION HELP: Benson Ngai, Punia Ho, Winky Yeung, Penny Wu, and Charmaine Mok.
FEATURING: Hank Chan, Maggie Chan Mei, Joey Chow, Punia Ho, Kei Hui, Eric Law, Alexander Lee, Cora Ling, Kam Lok, Benson Ngai, Annabelle Wong, and Alvin Yip.
MUSIC: "Laserdisc" and "Land on the Golden Gate" by Chris Zabriskie