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Free Expression Week: Schedule updates and new events

Free Expression Week: A series of events relating to free expression in Hong Kong since the 2014 Umbrella Movement. Organised by Hong Kong Free Press, Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders.

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Below is a new schedule of events, updated in light of the Badiucao art exhibition cancellation. 

Special, free public screening of ‘The First Umbrella’ and Q&A with Director James Leong. And a panel discussion on free expression with representatives from Pussy Riot, Amnesty International & Reporters Without Borders. Please note: new start time and new guests.

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Umbrella Diaries: The First Umbrella charts the origins of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement through the eyes of the activists and ordinary people who made it happen. From the June 4th Candlelit Vigil until September 28th, when tens of thousands of protestors occupied the streets outside Government Headquarters, this new documentary puts us at the heart of the action, allowing viewers to experience the highs and lows of that remarkable summer, when Hong Kong witnessed a “blossoming of democracy”.

Event

  • Date: Mon Nov. 5th, 7pm-11pm. [New time]
  • Venue: The Hive Spring, 3/F Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong Island. Directions.
  • Entry: Seats are sold out. 100 Standing Room Only tickets released – register here. Entry by RSVP only.

Only attendees with a confirmation email will be allowed entry.


New event: Miles of Love: In Conversation with Pussy Riot

Fearless, queer women’s rights activists, Pussy Riot, will be offering a first-hand account about the shrinking of civil society space in Russia. This event is the last public event as part of Miles of Love: LGBT+ Travel Advocacy Event curated by Planet Ally and All out – in collaboration with Free Expression Week.


Special screening of Last Exit to Kai Tak – includes a Q&A with activist Joshua Wong, artist Sampson Wong & the movie’s co-producer Jonathan Young. Please note: new start time and new guest.

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  • Date: Wed Nov. 7th, 7pm-11pm.
  • Venue: The Hive Spring, 3/F Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong Island. Directions.
  • Entry: Seats sold out. 100 extra Standing-Room-Only tickets available for HK$50 on-the-door to registered attendees only. Register here.

Only attendees with a confirmation email will be allowed entry. No outside drinks allowed.

 


Free special screening of A Day in Transition, a crowd-sourced film project on Hong Kong.

A documentary project shot on one day: 1 July 2017 – telling stories of Hong Kong through the eyes of people who know and care about the city. Starting with video submissions from the public on the theme “Transition”, filmmakers Steven Dhoedt, Seeahole (Dave Kong, Kenji Ma, Eason Yuen), and Stanley Tam, weave iconic poetry, graphics & music by local indie artists into three unique moving-image works.

Post-screening sharing session with co-director Steven Dhoedt.

  • Date: Mon Oct. 29th, 7:30pm-9:30pm.
  • Venue: Art and Culture Outreach Bookstore, 14/F, Foo Tak Building, 365-367 Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai.

Gongle: the first international solo exhibition of China-born political cartoonist and artist Badiucao. [Cancelled]

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Free Expression Week: Schedule updates and new events