U.S., 2020, 83 min, Dir. Sue Williams, Not rated but suitable for children, English and Cantonese with English subtitles, Kino Lorber
"An inspiring documentary driven by an unwavering belief in the ability of people — particularly young people — to create the world they want to live in." – Lovia Gyarkye, The New York Times
"The triumph of Williams’ film is in how it illustrates that the fight for democracy unfolding around the world is one and the same... and Ho’s indelible music could very well be the definitive anthem of our collective struggle." – Matt Fagerholm, RogerEbert.com
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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 in support of the determined struggle of Hong Kong citizens to maintain their identity and freedom. Now, on the 23rd anniversary of the UK’s handover of Hong Kong to China, China has cracked down on Hong Kong’s democracy movement harder than ever before.
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