“Black Bauhinia” – A Film Screening by Malte Kaeding with an Introduction by Heidi Wang-Kaeding

Thursday, March 23, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


  • Dr. Malte Kaeding, Senior Lecturer in International Politics, University of Surrey; Co-founder, Hong Kong Studies Association
  • Dr. Heidi Wang-Kaeding, Lecturer in International Relations, School of Social, Political and Global Studies, Keele University; Co-founder of Hong Kong Studies Association
Andrew J. Nathan, Class of 1919 Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, Columbia University
Black Bauhinia 香港本色 is the first feature-length documentary film on Hong Kong localism and the independence movement, which fundamentally transformed Hong Kong’s domestic and international relations. The film examines the background of the 2019 Hong Kong protests and offers a balanced and critical assessment of a complex subject. The film follows two young localist leaders’ emotional journey from electoral successes into prison and exile. Black Bauhinia’s collaborative style of film making allows for intimate reflections on the costs of resistance, self-sacrifices, and the meaning of home.
The film is funded by the ESRC Impact Acceleration Award of the University of Surrey and invites the audience to participate to co-production of knowledge.
This event is sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and co-sponsored by The Institute for the Study of Human Rights.