ON THE FRONTLINES OF HONG KONG’S UPRISING
In 2019, the metropolis of Hong Kong – normally one of the world’s most vibrant yet orderly cities - has been convulsed by turmoil, as its people rise up against mainland Chinese rule. Pro-democracy protesters have repeatedly seized control of key parts of the city, including its airport. These ‘flash mob’ actions are designed to create maximum chaos and embarrassment for the city’s political leadership and their masters in Beijing. It has become an epic battle of wills.
This program goes to the frontline of the protests, capturing the full force of the escalating violence with extraordinary footage. In just a few weeks the protest movement has evolved from a dispute over a proposed extradition law to a full-blown democracy campaign. Rebellion captures the violence, on both sides, as the intense tug of war continues.