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VSSDM Presents a Documentary Movie : “SHE’S IN JAIL”

Date: 2024-03-30 (Sat)

Time: 1pm

Venue: VIFF Centre - 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver

Ticket price: CAN$22.63

Length: 102 minutes

Post screen Q & A with:

  1. Patrick Poon, Visiting Researcher of the University of Tokyo and Board Member of The 29 Principles

  2. Mak Hoi Wah, Former Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China.

DOCUMENTARY THEME : A fighter for freedom in Hong Kong

  • In this documentary, the directors examined courage. This documentary explores facets of courage, including the resilience to face imprisonment, the departure of love, and a strong will to remain an optimist. The courage of the main character Chow Hang Tung is driven by moral obligation and determination to protect human rights amidst a transitioning society from democratic governance to authoritarian governance.

  • A barrister and a woman human rights defender, Chow Hang Tung, who represents other activists and protesters in both mainland China and Hong Kong. Chow was also the organiser of the annual candlelight vigil for Tiananmen Massacre. Chow ended up being jailed herself. She was charged with inciting subversion, facing potentially 10 years of imprisonment.

  • Filming an arrested human rights lawyer Chow Hang Tung under Hong Kong’s National Security Law, this documentary partly portrays a sharp decline in the rule of law in society. It also delves into Chow’s unwavering belief that fundamentally, the law should protect citizens.


  • Publication: Asian Commons

  • Organiser: The 29 Principles, a UK-based organisation supporting lawyers facing human rights oppression. The 29 Principles is committed to providing support to lawyers to help them fulfil the roles described in the Basic Principles, in particular on promoting the rule of law.


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