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Documentary Screening: 709 The Other Shore
Date 日期:  20 Jul 2018
Time 時間: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue 地點: CBA, Chow Yei Ching Building
Speaker(s) 講師: Lo King-wah (盧敬華)
Kong King-chu (江瓊珠)
Summary 內容: 近年中國經濟起飛,於國際舞台漸具影響力;然而國內的人權狀況仍令人關注。三年前的7月9日,中國政府展開了「709大抓捕」,大舉拘捕維權律師,迄今超過320名維權律師及人士在內地受到監視居住、軟禁、限制出境、不人道對待甚至酷刑等遭遇。709大抓捕對中國國內維權人士帶來衝擊;同時,亦令更多維權律師和家屬被迫流亡海外。看似自由的海外維權律師,心裡卻承受着罪疚感,他們到底如何面對?忍痛逃亡的709家屬,在外面的世界又過着怎樣的生活?紀錄片《709彼岸》透過他們的說話,見證他們堅毅不屈的意志。裏裏外外的人,都一同遠眺着彼岸,守候着一個懷抱正義的世界。
In recent years, with its growing economy, China’s level of influence in the international arena has been steadily on the rise; yet domestically, the level of protection of human rights and personal freedoms has been plummeting. On 9th July three years ago, the Chinese government initiated the “709 Crackdown”, which unfolded in widespread detentions and arrests of human rights lawyers. To date, more than 320 human rights lawyers and defenders have been subjected to measures such as residential surveillance, house arrest, restricted travelling, inhuman treatment and even torture. The “709 Crackdown” has resulted in more human rights lawyers and family members forced in exile. Chinese human rights lawyers abroad may seem free from the shackles of the suppression policies, but how do they deal with their imprisoning sense of guilt? And family members who painfully fled their homes, how are they coping now? Through their words, the documentary 709 The Other Shore manifests their enduring willpower. No matter within or without, human rights defenders are all gazing out at the other shore, awaiting the dawn of a world of justice.
This event is co-organised by Amnesty International Hong Kong, China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group, and General Education Unit, HKU.
Guest speakers: Director Lo King-wah (盧敬華) and interviewer Kong King-chu (江瓊珠)
Date: 20/7/2018 (Fri)
Time: 19:00 – 21:00 (registration will start at 18:45)
Venue: CBA (Lecture Theatre A), G/F, Chow Yei Ching Building, HKU
Documentary - in Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles
Post-screening discussion - Cantonese
Free admission, all are welcome.