Chalk Girl

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Director: San San F Young | Countries of production: United Kingdom | Year: 2017 | Length: 25 min
Language: English, Chinese (Mandarin) with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

Two years since her arrest made her an accidental superhero of the Umbrella Movement, the infamous ‘Chalk Girl’, now 16, must decide whether to rejoin the battle for Hong Kong’s democracy.

Trouble is brewing as the city gears up for the first elections since Umbrella, and this new generation of young Localists will be moving from front-line street battles to stand in mainstream politics. Chalk Girl is torn between wanting to respect her family, who are concerned about the risks of her activism, and her determination to stand against Beijing’s interference. These young localists see this as a fight to save their beloved city, and in the middle of it all, Chalk Girl is just a young girl wanting to feel part of something bigger, and a long way from grown-up.

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