July 28, 2019. “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our time!” chant the protesters, most of them young, as they confront armed police officers, with little more than hard hats, dust masks and umbrellas. In the midst of the action, whether charging ahead or beating a strategic retreat, this dynamic documentary stays focussed on the protesters themselves: their communication, solidarity and repeated appeals to one another to remain levelheaded.
by Kanas Liu Hong Kong, China 2019 Cantonese 15’ Colour Documentary form


Director Kanas Liu
Cinematography Hong Cheng, Ramsey Au, Jessie Ho
Sound Design Wing Hei Fan
Producer Kanas Liu

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Kanas Liu

Kanas Liu

Born in Hong Kong in 1986, she has a degree in cultural studies from the city’s Lingnan University. She has produced two documentaries about the ‘Umbrella Movement’. Comrades is her second short documentary about the protests against the extradition bill in Hong Kong which started in the summer of 2019.

Filmography (short films)

2015 Van Drivers 2016 Van Drivers 2 2019 The Time of the Individual · Trial and Error · Not One Less · Be Water · Comrades

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020