On the night the pro-democracy Umbrella Movement was born in 2014, James Leong and Lynn Lee of Lianain Flims were recording the dramatic events at Civic Square, Admiralty. 

As activist Joshua Wong and the student organisers of Occupy face jail time on Thursday, HKFP revisits the tumultuous night which led to the months-long street occupation.

James Leong and Lynn Lee
James Leong and Lynn Lee at the protests. Photo: UmbrellaDiaries.

The Lianain Flims three-part series is viewable online.

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