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Do Not Split: The Fight for a Democratic Hong Kong

Directed and shot by Anders Hammer, Do Not Split is a documentary short that covers the violent conflict between Hong Kong’s citizens and Chinese forces for Hong Kong’s democracy.

Hammer simply lets his camera tell the story on the streets of Hong Kong—including protesters’ responses to this battle for freedom and independence. The film and the fight concludes in the pandemic with the streets emptied.

The film is available gratis from a few sites. My preferred site is Field of Vision.

Do Not Split was been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Documentary Short category. China did not allow the Oscars to be aired in Hong Kong on account of the Oscar nod to the film, and because of Oscar winner Chloe Zhao who made comments about China years ago that the government disliked. This is the first time Hong Kong was stripped from seeing the annual awards broadcast of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences annual Oscar show since it was last banned by China in1969.

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Hong Kong, Do Not Split, Anders Hammer, documentary, China