UCLA Free Film: Raise the Umbrellas incl. Q&A w/ dir. Evans Chan @ UCLA - James Bridges Theater, Los Angeles [1 March]

UCLA Free Film: Raise the Umbrellas incl. Q&A w/ dir. Evans Chan

19:30 - 22:30

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UCLA - James Bridges Theater
1409 Melnitz Hall, Los Angeles, California 90095
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UCLA Center For Social Theory and Comparative History (CSTCH)
UCLA Asia Pacific Center (APC)
UCLA School of Law — The Promise Institute for Human Rights (PIHR)
UCLA Graduate Student Association (GSA) — Melnitz Movies

DIRECTED BY: Evans Chan (present for Q&A)

"'the most comprehensive documentary' about Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement" — YALE University

WHEN: Thursday, March 1, 7.30 PM @ James-Bridges Theater
WHY: Raise-sistance.
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WATCH: youtube.com/watch?v=Q2kxtQW-nAA

An examination of Hong Kong's democracy movement, culminating in the of 2014 protests known as the Umbrella movement.

*Open to the public. RSVPs valid until 7pm. After that, first come first serve.*

*Photo courtesy of P H Yang Photography 攝 影; 楊必興 |


Raise the Umbrellas explores the origin and impact
of Hong Kong’s 2014 Umbrella Movement
through the inter-generational lenses of three postTiananmen
democratic activists – Martin Lee,
founder of the Hong Kong Democratic party;
Benny Tai, Occupy Central initiator; and Joshua
Wong, the sprightly student leader – along with
voices from “umbrella mothers,” student occupiers
(Yvonne Leung and Vivian Yip), star politicians
(Emily Lau and “Long Hair” Leung Kwok Hung),
prominent media professionals (Jimmy Lai,
Cheong Ching, Philip Bowring), international
scholars (Andrew Nathan, Arif Dirlik and Hung
Ho-fung), and activist Canton-pop icons Denise
Ho and Anthony Wong. Comprehensive and intimate,
driven by stirring on-site footage in a major
Asian metropolis riven by protest, Umbrellas reveals
the Movement’s eco-awareness, gay activism,
and burgeoning localism. Various anti-Occupy
views, underscored by an interview with the proBeijing
heavyweight Jasper Tsang, lays bare the
sheer political risk for post-colonial Hong Kong’s
universal-suffragist striving to define its autonomy
within China.
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