Director: San San F Young
Producers: Nikki Parrott, San San F Young
Production company: Tigerlily Two
Screen Scotland funding: The documentary accessed £120,000 through Screen Scotland’s Film Development and Production fund to support this vital opportunity for Scotland-based talent to complete this timely documentary.
Amid China’s introduction of a new national security law that restricts certain words, images, books, slogans and songs, director San San F Young examines the internal struggle of those who choose to fight to protect the creative freedoms of the residents of Hong Kong. Young’s own personal story is interwoven with those of different artists, from rappers to stunt collectives and everyone in between as they are forced to contend with the new authoritarian stranglehold and whether or not they are willing to risk their freedom for their art.
Premiere: Hong Kong Mixtape will have its European premiere at Glasgow Film Festival on Friday 10 March 2023.