Film & Debate: Ten Years @ Pakhuis de Zwijger

Film & Debate: Ten Years @ Pakhuis de Zwijger

December 09, 2019

On Monday 9 December we will be screening Ten Years at Pakhuis de Zwijger, in collaboration with Amnesty International Nederland and Netherlands for Hongkong. The film offers a dystopian vision of the region in the year 2025, with human rights and freedoms gradually diminishing as the mainland Chinese government exerts increasing influence.

Ten Years
Five thought-provoking shorts imagine what Hong Kong will be like in 2025, ten years after the films were made. In Extras, two genial low-level gangsters are hired to stage an attack, but they’re mere sacrificial lambs in a political conspiracy. Rebels strive to preserve destroyed homes and objects as specimens in the mesmerizing Season of the End. In Dialect, a taxi driver struggles to adjust after Putonghua displaces Cantonese as Hong Kong’s only official language. Following the death of a leading independence activist, an act of self-immolation outside the British consulate triggers questions and protests in the searing yet moving Self-Immolator. In Local Egg, a grocery shop owner worries about his son’s youth guard activities and where to buy eggs after Hong Kong’s last chicken farm closes down.

During the Q&A moderator Joan Veldkamp will talk with three guests: journalist Gwyneth Ho, (early) protestor Janet Lui Miu-man and Stijn Deklerck who works for Amnesty International.

Claim your seat here, entrance is on a pay as you like basis
Date and time
: Monday 9 December, 19:30
Location: Studio of Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, Amsterdam
Language: Engels