Denise Ho - Becoming the Song
A film by Sue Williams and Helen Siu.
2020. United States. 83 minutes.
Country/region featured: Hong Kong
“Denise Ho – Becoming the Song” profiles the openly gay Hong Kong singer and human rights activist Denise Ho. Drawing on unprecedented, years-long access, the film explores her remarkable journey from commercial Cantopop superstar to outspoken political activist, an artist who has put her life and career on the line to support the determined struggle of Hong Kong citizens to maintain their identity and freedom.
Distributed by Kino Lorber, Inc.
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A Long Way Home
Directed by Luc Schaedler.
2020. Switzerland. 73 minutes.
Country/region featured: China
“A Long Way Home” reflects on the grim days of recent Chinese history from the perspective of the dazzling cultural scene in present-day China. The film centers around the work and lives of five leading artists in contemporary Chinese counterculture: the visual artists the Gao Brothers, the choreographer and dancer Wen Hui, the animation artist Pi San and the poet Ye Fu. With bravery and subversive wit, they shed light on the social problems in their country and their visions for a democratic and humane civil society.
Distributed by Documentary Educational Resources.