Cannes Film Festival announces Friday screening of documentary on Hong Kong’s anti-China campaign

The Cannes Film Festival (also known as Cannes Film Festival) has announced that it will screen a documentary by Hong Kong director Chow Koon-wai on Friday about Hong Kong’s anti-China campaign against the 2019 amendments to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance, according to multiple media reports.

The documentary is called “Revolution of Our Times. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a major cultural and entertainment news outlet, the festival organizers decided at the last minute to include the film in a special screening at 11 a.m. local time on Friday (July 16).

The Hollywood Reporter reports that the organizers emailed the press in Cannes on Wednesday, revealing that a documentary would be added to the festival and that 10 journalists would be invited to see it as a priority screening, and that the invited press had been asked to keep the news under wraps until Thursday afternoon local time.

Revolution of the Times is not the first documentary to chronicle the 2019 anti-SEC movement in Hong Kong.

Another documentary about the anti-Send-China movement was produced by Norwegian director Anders Hammer with the short film Do Not Spit.

The film was selected for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. and was shortlisted for Best Documentary Short at the 93rd Academy Awards.