|MOVIE SCREENING & PANEL|
“Codebreaker” is a 53-minute British docudrama about the life of Alan Turing – a renowned World War II codebreaker and father of the modern computer – and his persecution as a homosexual, which ultimately led to his early death.
Andrew Heyn, the British Consul-General to Hong Kong and Macao, spoke briefly about equality in today’s society and highlight why documentaries such as “Codebreaker” help raise the profile of equalities issues in a meaningful and engaging way. Patrick Sammon, the producer, discussed how the film came to be made. The panel focused on rights issues and challenges currently facing the LBGT community in Hong Kong.
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The screening of “Codebreaker” was made possible by the British-Consulate in Hong Kong.
The Human Rights Press Awards are run by the FCC, Amnesty International Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Journalists Association. The 22nd annual awards were held on May 12, 2018, in a ceremony at the FCC. Click here to find out who won.