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A Documentary Series

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"When tyranny becomes law, resistance becomes duty" "Thomas Jefferson

 
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BACKGROUND

The City of Tears is a crowd-funded independent documentary series focusing on the 2019 anti-ELABMovement in Hong Kong. We hope to paint a picture for international audience to understand the “butterfly effect” of how a crime of passion resulted in a social and international political turmoil.

 

The City of Tears ranked #1 in The Most Backed Documentary Projects #7 in The Most Backed Film & TV Projects in Kickstarter, with more than 31K backers and raised more than $4M HKD. For more about the Project, please click here.

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"Be Water, My Friend"

Bruce Lee

 
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EPISODE 1

A murder committed by a HongKonger in Taiwan triggered HK Chief Executive Carrie Lam forcefully pushes forward the of the Fugitive Offenders Amendment Bill, many fear that the PRC would utilise which to prosecute dissidents. HongKongers first sought to peaceful resolutions, but it was clear that Lam’s government is merely a PRC puppet. As the Bill was drawing closer to its passage, the protestors became more and more desperate…

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EPISODE 2

Protestors gathered outside the Legislative Council trying to stop the Bill and were crushed by the Police with excessive force. The mistrust between the public and the law enforcement was built. A man suicided in protest of Lam’s decision of not withdrawing the Bill leds to a record-high of 2M people marching in sorrow. Five appeals written on at his falling site formed the “Five Demands” central to the anti-ELAB Movement.

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EPISODE 3

Inspired by Sunflower Student Movement, the frustrated protestors stormed the Legco to declare a total failure of the system. Unfortunately, it only led to heavier suppression. While many pointed their fingers at the HK Government, there was evidently another party with greater influence involved as we saw the Police decide to turn their backs during an organised attack to the innocents.

Photo Credit: Initium Media (林振東)

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INTERVIEWEES

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"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing"

Edmund Burke

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MEDIA

 
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"Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all the others"

Winston Churchill

 

CONTACT

MS. CINDY TEE

Sales Manager

MR.SIMON TAM

Sales Manager

OFFICE INFORMATION

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Zion Production Limited

27,Old Gloucester Street, London,

WC1N 3AX, UNITED KINGDOM

+852 6595 3631

main@cityoftears.com

THE CITY OF TEARS

A Documentary Series

EPISODE 1     

Director by  

Language

Status

Length  

Format 

Cori Chan

English (Dubbing) & Cantonese

Completed

33 minutes

COLOR / Stereo /  2K (1.9:1) / 25fps

EPISODE 2

EPISODE 3

Director by  

Language

Status

Length  

Format 

Cori Chan

English (Dubbing) & Cantonese

Completed

30 minutes

COLOR / Stereo /  2K (1.9:1) / 25fps

Cori Chan

English (Dubbing) & Cantonese

Post Production

30 minutes

COLOR / Stereo /  2K (1.9:1) / 25fps

Director by  

Language

Status

Length  

Format 

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