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Next month, HKFP – in conjunction with Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders – will hold a series of events relating to free expression in Hong Kong since the 2014 Umbrella Movement.

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You are invited to join us for a free, political art exhibition, a forum on free speech and two special film screenings.

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

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Portraits of political leaders, exhibits of torture equipment and iconic Hong Kong neon are blended together to reconstruct metaphors anew. ‘Gongle’ paints a suffocating reality as Badiucao’s biting cartoons find a physical form at his debut exhibition. It is through this hyperbole and piercing satire where purposeful misrepresentation can find new forms of expression.

  • Dates: Opening party: Sat. Nov. 3rd, 7:30pm-10pm. Until Nov. 13th
  • Venue: The Hive Spring, 3/F Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Aberdeen, Hong Kong Island. Directions.
  • Entry: Free. RSVP online.

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.
  • Entry: Free. Register here.

[SOLD OUT] 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.

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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.
  • EntryHK$150 including one drink. Tickets available online. Limited seats.

[SOLD OUT ] Umbrella Diaries: The First Umbrella: This new documentary charts the birth of the 2014 Occupy protests through the experiences of activists and ordinary Hongkongers.

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  • Date: Mon Nov. 5th, 7:30pm.
  • Venue: The Hive Spring, 3/F Remex Centre, 42 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong Island. Directions.
  • Entry: Free. 150 seats only. 

The evening includes a Q&A with director James Leong and a political panel with representatives from Amnesty International, the Hong Kong Journalists Association and Reporters Without Borders about freedom of speech and the press in Hong Kong since 2014.  

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.