The controversial amendments to the territory's extradition law will be scrutinised in the Legislative Council in no time. If the bill is passed, there would be irreversible, immense impacts on Hong Kong people’s lives.
To let the public learn more about the potential impacts of the passing of the extradition law amendments, 80s Momentum will be partnering with filmmakers to produce several short films to give Hongkongers a glimpse of the city’s future where the bill is passed, and to depict the changes of the amendments on every Hongkonger’s life.
We hope it can encourage more Hong Kong people who did not put as much attention to the issue in the past to join the social movement against the amendment proposal.
八十後浪是誰？ Who is 80s Momentum?
80s Momentum was founded in early 2015 by a group of Hong Kong people who participated in and inspired by the Umbrella Revolution. Our mission is: To make society and the government value the voices of seeking changes through direct and indirect actions.
When we first founded 80s Momentum, we focused on rejecting the 2017 chief executive electoral reform proposal put forward by the government. In the 2015 District Council Election, we provided different extents of support to rising civic group candidates. In the following year, we joined hands with Keyboard Frontline as well as other civic groups to take actions against the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014.
短片會有多長？ What is the length of the videos?
There will be three short films in total - two ten-minute drama features and an eight-minute online promotional video.
短片何時播放？會在甚麼平台播放？ Where and when will the videos appear?
The videos will be ready by mid-June. They will first appear on the internet. We are also trying to get other channels to feature our production.
整個項目的開支包括甚麼？ What would the project’s overall costs cover? / Where will my donation go?
Our goal is to raise $600,000 to fund the production costs of the short films.
If we raised more than our target through the crowdfunding campaign, we would use the fund on social media advertisement and to get more platforms to feature our videos so as to reach a wider Hong Kong audience.
Upon deducting the planned expenses, the remainder of the fund that we received via crowdfunding will be donated to organisations or projects in relation to the movement against the proposed extradition law amendments.
Remarks: To produce a thirty minutes long film, the production would cost around $600,000, and the cost does not include publish arrangement.