Poster

SEA Currents and Asia-Art-Activism are proud to present this special screening of “Umbrella Diaries: The First Umbrella.” The film charts the origins of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement through the eyes of the activists and ordinary people who made it happen. From the June 4th Candlelit Vigil until September 28th, when tens of thousands of protestors occupied the streets outside Government Headquarters, this documentary puts us at the heart of the action, allowing viewers to experience the highs and lows of that remarkable summer, when Hong Kong witnessed a “blossoming of democracy”.

Tickets here: Please note there are no set ticket prices for this but we are suggesting a recommended donation. All intake goes to the independent filmmakers for their post-production costs.

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Director’s Bio

James Leong’s documentaries have screened at festivals such as Hotdocs, IDFA and Yamagata. Passabe(2004), about truth and reconciliation in East Timor, received a grant from the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund. Homeless FC(2006) won the top prize at the Chinese Documentary Festival in Hong Kong. Wukan (2015) was awarded Best Feature at the Freedom Film Festival and the Chinese Documentary Festival, and received a special mention at the Dubai International Film Festival. Umbrella Diaries: The First Umbrella has been nominated for Best Feature Documentary at the 55thGolden Horse Awards.

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Filmography

Feature Documentaries:
Passabe(2004)
Aki Ra’s Boys(2005)
Homeless FC(2006)
The Great North Korean Picture Show (2012)
Wukan(2013)
Umbrella Diaries: The First Umbrella (2018)

Fiction:
Camera(2014)

影片簡介:

香港,2014年  。數以萬計的香港人為了爭取民主,佔領了香港的中樞,這行動名為「雨傘運動」。

中國中央政府曾承諾香港人可以一人一票選出屬於他們的行政長官,但在他們公佈的選舉框架中,香港市民卻沒有選擇這場選舉的候選人的自由。對很多香港人來說這絕非真正的民主。他們不要只有投票給中央欽點的人選的權利,而是堅持擁有提名權,提名能夠代表自己的行政長官候選人。但中央政府卻表示「公民提名」是違憲的。

《傘上:遍地開花》從社運人士及參與運動市民的角度出發拍攝。從當年六四燭光悼念開始,到「九、二八」數萬名示威者在政府總部外佔領包圍,影片跟隨著運動中的每個細節、每個高潮起伏,帶著觀眾進入了整場運動的動作核心。「雨傘運動」是那年夏天香港難以磨滅的烙印。本片見證了香港民主如何遍地開花。

導演簡介:

梁思眾(James Leong)曾聯合導演過五部獨立紀錄長片,獲多個影展選映,包括加拿大的Hotdocs、荷蘭的IDFA及日本山形等電影節。他的首部長片《Passabe》記錄了東帝汶的真相與和解,獲「Sundance Institute 紀錄片基金」支持。2006年的第二部紀錄長片《曙光球隊》(Homeless FC)及2013年的《烏坎》(Wukan: The Flame of Democracy),均在香港的華語紀錄片電影節中奪得最佳紀錄長片大獎。

監製簡介:

李成琳(LynnLee),獨立紀錄片監製及導演,作品有《Aki Ra’s Boys》(2007)、《The Great North Korean Picture Show》(2012)、《烏坎》(Wukan: The Flame of Democracy, 2013, 獲香港華語紀錄片電影節最佳紀錄長片),均與梁思眾合導。