Screening of 'Black Bauhinia' followed by Q&A session with the director and the producers


Black Bauhinia 香港本色 is the first feature-length documentary film on Hong Kong localism and the independence movement, which fundamentally transformed Hong Kong’s domestic and international relations. The film follows two young localist leaders’ emotional journey from electoral successes into prison and exile, while providing a background analysis of the 2019 Hong Kong protests. Black Bauhinia’s collaborative style of film making allows for intimate reflections on the costs of resistance, self-sacrifices, and the meaning of home.


The film is funded by the ESRC Impact Acceleration Award of the University of Surrey. The screening is followed by a short Q&A session with the director and the producers. The audience is also able participate in the co-production of knowledge on Hong Kong localism and a short film supported by the Independent Social Research Foundation.


Director: Dr Malte Kaeding, Senior Lecturer in International Politics, University of Surrey; Co-founder, Hong Kong Studies Association and Director of the Hong Kong Studies Hub at the University of Surrey


Co-Producer: Dr Hippo


The screening is introduced by Dr Heidi Wang-Kaeding, Lecturer in International Politics, University of Keele; Co-founder, Hong Kong Studies Association.


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