The death of Dr. Li Wenliang, an ophthalmologist at the Wuhan Central Hospital, ignited an outpouring of calls for freedom of speech among citizens of China. On December 30, Dr. Li posted two messages in his social media chat group: “The latest news is that the coronavirus infection has been confirmed and the virus type is being identified.” Four days later, Wuhan police forced him to sign a “reprimand” for making “untrue statements.” Dr. Li succumbed to the infection on February 7, 2020. Just days before his death, in an interview with Caixin, Dr. Li said: “A healthy society should not have only one kind of voice” (一个健康的社会不该只有一种声音).
“To Hong Kong w/ <3 is made up of films that show Hong Kongers speaking for themselves, pairing classic fiction films that explore the soul of the city with new documentaries that give voice to those who are out in the streets, fighting to keep their vision of that soul intact.”
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Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm