A host of lawyers, scholars, activists, celebrities and pro-democracy figures have united to condemn the disappearance of five local book publishers.

Barrister Margaret Ng, Democratic Party founder Martin Lee, former chief secretary Anson Chan, singer Anthony Wong, actor Gregory Wong and law professor Benny Tai are among those featured in an eight minute video to promote a protest planned for Sunday.

The video was produced by filmmaker CHANVINCI. He told HKFP: “I promised to film the clip on Tuesday, we had a meeting on Wednesday, shot it on Thursday and Friday, and finally [it came] out tonight”.

He is one of the producers of the recent popular film “Ten Years”, which predicts how Hong Kong may look in a decade’s time.

The idea for the video was initiated by Nathan Law Kwun-chung, secretary general of the Hong Kong Federation of Students, and Joshua Wong, convenor of Scholarism.

CHANVINCI said that Law contacted his teacher Shu Kei, Chair of School of Film and Television at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, who then asked for his help to produce the video.

Organisers expect 5,000 people to attend Sunday’s demonstration, which is set to begin at 2pm at the Central Government Complex in Admiralty.

Additional reporting: Kris Cheng.

See also: HKFP Feature – The curious tale of five missing publishers in Hong Kong.

Tom Grundy

Tom is the editor-in-chief and founder of Hong Kong Free Press. He has a BA in Communications and New Media from Leeds University and an MA in Journalism from the University of Hong Kong. He has contributed to the BBC, Euronews, Al-Jazeera and others.