REVOLUTION OF OUR TIMES

Hong Kong: when the heart of a city catches fire.

Before being a powerful documentary, Revolution of Our Times is a courageous documentary. Very brave. Because it really takes a lot of strength and a lot of awareness to choose which side staying in Hong Kong.

The choice is to be on the side of freedom and of justice, then the risks that are run are evident and concrete. The same who ran, and runs, the Hong Kong director Kiwi Chow (Ten Years) for having signed a work like Revolution of Our Times.

March 15, 2019: the battle between Hong Kong and China begins continental.

It has been less than a month since the bill was proposed on extradition, a law that would effectively break the line of autonomy between the two legal systems, and the heart of the city takes fire.

Revolution of Our Times is, in fact, the story of that fire. Of that gigantic popular uprising that will culminate on 1 July in the long run siege of the Polytechnic and will end up involving two million people. 

Especially young and very young. A documentary as dry as it is painful, built by the director Kiwi Chow alternating the direct testimonies of the protagonists and the incredible ones images taken during parades and demonstrations.

Revolution of Our Times is, in fact, the story of that fire. Of that gigantic popular uprising that will culminate on 1 July in the long run siege of the Polytechnic and will end up involving two million people. Especially young and very young. A documentary as dry as it is painful, built by the director Kiwi Chow alternating the direct testimonies of the protagonists and the incredible ones images taken during parades and demonstrations.

Past to Cannes almost clandestinely, Revolution of Our Times tells us – and shows us – the facts from the inside. From the rawness of the first line. It makes us feel – and understand – how strong is the sense of belonging of the Hongkongers to Hong Kong, still far from its dream of freedom 25 years later the handover that gave it back to China.

«We Hongkongers – comments Kiwi Chow – have a tactic of resilience: “being like water”. However, I would like to suggest a new one version: “to be like blood”. We have all been deeply hurt by what we have been through for the past three years, but I believe our ties mutual have never been so strong and our will to resist regime has never been higher. We all have a new sense of unity thanks to what we have been through together. Therefore I say: “be like the blood ”, because we are one person, one family, one only community”

Rispondi