To Destroy or Rebuild Hong Kong Double Bill + Public Debate

  • 2 films

Part of a curated section, “Hong Kong, Reimagined”.

In the past few years, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has appeared frequently in the British news. Despite its unique history with the UK, most British people’s knowledge of Hong Kong is fragmentary.

This curated programme aims reintroduce Hong Kong to you. “Hong Kong” was never a fixed identity but a constant negotiation between different belongings. The relation between old and new immigrants (Chinese and non-Chinese) to Hong Kong has been a common subject in films. Such mobility also contributed to some extraordinary creativity.

In this special occasion, we invite you to join us for a double bill screening of Shock Wave 1 & Shock Wave 2 (UK & Ireland Premiere). In addition, you are also invited to join us for a public debate about the city on the theme of “To Destroy or to Rebuild Hong Kong”. The theme is in fact inspired by the Shock Wave series.

There are, however, rules for participants:

No hate speech.

No personal attack.

All arguments made need to reference to the films.

The debate will be moderated by Alexei Hampson, Political & Film Analyst at UK-China Film Collab.

In order to enter this debate event, you will have to purchase this bundle as a ticket and watch both films before May 22.

Limited admission, please register in advance.

The debate event will take place on May 22 at 20:00 BST live on Zoom.

Content included in this bundle

Shock Wave 拆彈專家 (2017)
  • Action, Crime, Thriller
  • 1h 58m
UK & Ireland Premiere: Shock Wave 2 拆彈專家 2 (2020)
  • Action, Crime, Thriller
  • 2h 0m