Hong Kong’s Fight for Freedom
Hong Kong, 2019: Protests against a new extradition bill spiral into some of the worst violence the city has ever seen, as thousands of Hongkongers feel their freedom is under threat and take to the streets. Using artificial intelligence to protect their identities, this series tells the extraordinary story of the uprising through the eyes of four young people at the heart of the movement.
- S1 E1 - Anger UnleashedNovember 13, 202259minTV-14February 2019: the Hong Kong government proposes a law allowing suspects to be extradited to China. It sparks a wave of anger as people fear Hong Kong's autonomy from mainland China is threatened. This is the story of four young Hongkongers who join the mass protests. Increasingly disillusioned by the government's response, they are drawn into a cycle of violence that may tear the city apart.Free trial of BBC Select
- S1 E2 - Deadly ResponseNovember 23, 202259minTV-14October 2019: as Beijing celebrates 70 years of the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong is torn apart by violent protests. Part two of this series tells the story of four young people locked in a battle to defend their way of life. Holed up in a university campus the protesters make a final stand. As Beijing prepares a crackdown that will change the face of Hong Kong forever.Free trial of BBC Select
- Audio languages
- English [CC]
- Toby Paton
- Sarah Waldron