The crisis caused by the “Extradition bill” has continued for
more than one month since June 2019. As the HK government
has not replied to the 5 major demands, citizens march and
protest every weekend. The police continually escalates their
force against protestors.
On 2019 July 28, there was a clash between police and protestors in west Hong Kong Island. 49 protestors were arrested. 44 of them are facing 10 years imprisonment. Protestors helped each other to prevent anyone being caught alone.
Project Title (Original Language):手足
Completion Date:January 1, 2020
Country of Origin:Hong Kong
Country of Filming:Hong Kong
70. Internationale Filmfestspiele BerlinBerlin
February 22, 2020
The Chicago International Film Festival 2020Chicago
October 14, 2020
North America Premiere
Gassli Film FestivalBasel
August 23, 2020
Best International Shortfilm
IFVA AwardsHong Kong
August 1, 2020
Hong Long Independent Film FestivalHong Kong
January 10, 2020
Sole Luna Doc Film FestivalPalermo
July 11, 2020
Kanas Liu is an independent documentary filmmaker in Hong
Kong. She studied Cultural Studies in Lingnan University. After
graduation, she has worked in various positions in media
industries. She worked in local televisions, producing TV dramas.
She has also worked in a local newspaper as reporter.
Starting from 2014, Kanas started filming social movements and
protests in Hong Kong. Two documentary films was produced in
2015-2016 about van drivers participating in the umbrella
movement. In year 2019, Kanas worked in filming the
anti-extradition bill protest in Hong Kong. She produced five short
documentary films including “Comrades”. She is still following this
movement and will continue to produce documentary films.
Van drivers (2015),
Van drivers 2 (2016),
The Time of the Individual, Comrades, Trial and error, Not One
less, Be water (2019)