Short film on Hong Kong protests premieres in Taipei

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 19, 2019
By: Wu Shu-wei and Sherry Hsiao  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

A short documentary on the Hong Kong protests directed by Taiwanese filmmaker Kevin Lee (李惠仁)

Taiwanese filmmaker Kevin Lee speaks at the premiere for documentary “Freedom Fly” in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Peter Lo, Taipei Times

premiered in Taipei yesterday.

In the process of shooting the film — which translates directly to Freedom, Fly (自由,飛) — he learned that there were young protesters injured in Hong Kong who were afraid to seek medical treatment there, Lee said at the premiere, hosted by the Taiwan New Constitution Foundation.

In his interviews with young protesters, he found that many were prepared to give their lives for the movement, he said.

Lee said while he was shooting the film, many of the young protesters in Hong Kong said to him: “Please, Taiwan must safeguard democracy and freedom.”    [FULL  STORY]

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