We Have Boots
We Have Boots is filmmaker Evans Chan’s sequel to Raise the Umbrellas, featuring young activists, including Agnes Chow, Ray Wong, Alex Chow and legislator Shiu Ka-chun; and Occupy initiators, Benny Tai and Chan Kin-man, in the post-Umbrella era of disqualification and prosecution. In the 86 minute film, they reflect on their personal paths – from pursuing graduate studies or seeking political asylum overseas, to accepting the political cost of dissent by confronting the prospect of imprisonment.
Evans Yiu Shing Chan is a New York- and Hong Kong-based critic, librettist and an independent filmmaker of more than a dozen fiction and documentary films, which have been screened around the world. His directorial debut To Liv(e)(1991) was listed by Time Out as one of the 100 Greatest Hong Kong Films. A critical anthology about his work, Postcolonalism, Diaspora, and Alternative Histories: The Cinema of Evans Chan was published by the HKU Press in 2015. We Have Bootsis the sequel to his acclaimed documentary Raise the Umbrellas(2016).
Speaker: Evans Chan,Director