Join us for a special screening of Last Exit to Kai Tak. Three years in the making, this new documentary serves up five slices of post-Umbrella Movement life in Hong Kong.

Weaving together the stories and interactions of activists Joshua Wong, Denise Ho, Wong Yeung Tat, Ed Lau and Derek Lam and their friends with astonishing fluidity, the film shows the characters dealing with the consequences of the Umbrella Movement and coming to terms with the realisation that life is the sum of one’s choices.

Rather than re-telling the story of the protests, the film sets out to explore the human stories that emerged from the Umbrella Movement’s wake.

Joshua Wong and Jonathan Young.

Special screening includes a 30-min Q&A with activist Joshua Wong & co-producer Jonathan Young.

  • Date: Wed Nov. 7th, 7:45pm.
  • Venue: The Hive Spring, 3/F Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong Island. Directions.
  • Entry: HK$150 including one drink. Limited seats. [SOLD OUT]

Payment issues? Contact us. Please check your email after purchase for entry details. Show receipt ID on the door. No outside drinks allowed.

About Joshua Wong:

Joshua Wong is a Hong Kong activist and politician. He is the secretary-general of pro-democracy group Demosisto and was previously convener and founder of the student activism group Scholarism. Known globally for his role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement, he was jailed for six months last August. He was included in Time magazine’s Most Influential Teens of 2014 and nominated for its Person of the Year 2014. Wong has also been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

About co-producer Jonathan Young:

Jonathan Young graduated with a cinematography MA from the Polish National Film School in 2015 and began his career in Germany in the same year. He currently works as a cinematographer and camera operator all around the world. He has worked on over 100 documentary and fiction films including the Chinese blockbuster Operation Red Sea (2018). His previous works received awards at the Sundance, Amsterdam and Cannes film festivals among others.

About the director Matthew Torne:

Matthew Torne is best known for producing Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower, a feature-length documentary that won the Audience Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for a Producer’s Guild of America Award. Prior to producing Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower, Matthew produced and directed the feature-length documentary Lessons in Dissent (2014), which premiered at the 38th Hong Kong International Film Festival and was an Associate Producer on the Emmy winning Enemies of the People (2010).

Free Expression Week is a series of events examining the state of civil liberties in Hong Kong – coordinated by Hong Kong Free Press, Reporters Without BordersAmnesty International.

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Hong Kong Free Press is a new, non-profit, English-language news source seeking to unite critical voices on local and national affairs. Free of charge and completely independent, HKFP arrives amid rising concerns over declining press freedom in Hong Kong and during an important time in the city’s constitutional development.