19 films Found
Hong Kong has overtaken New York to become the city with the highest concentration of ultra-rich people in the world. But many of the city’s poor have been left behind by the government’s focus on exponential growth.
The rift between rich and poor in Hong Kong is profound. Despite being the global capital of the super-wealthy, the premium on space has driven 200,000 people to live in inhumanly cramped conditions.
In May 2013, Vanessa was woken in the middle of the night by a knock at the door of her Hong Kong apartment. In the corridor was a mysterious and dishevelled American - Edward Snowden. She and 6 other asylum-seekers hid Snowden, at the time the most wanted man in the world. Now they are facing deportation to their home countries for their actions.
In 2012 schoolboy Joshua Wong dedicated himself to stopping the 'brainwashing' National Education in Hong Kong. This film follows his David and Goliath fight for democracy in the face of the Chinese Communist Party.
The world's first museum dedicated to the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre has opened in Hong Kong, but not without opposition. Reflecting on the past highlights the worrying state of democracy and media freedom in China today.
300,000 migrant workers keep Hong Kong's households moving. Now, amid claims they are treated as second class citizens, the city's maids are challenging laws that forbid them from getting permanent residency.
Muttered dissent over Chinese rule in Hong Kong is steadily turning into a roar. Can the rising demands of a young generation of protestors bring change to the system? And at what cost?
Despite its wealth, Hong Kong is leaving its poor to rot in squalid conditions. With one toilet per floor and just a few square feet to their name, thousands of cage dwellers live no better than animals.