The Battle for Hong Kong

Filmed over eight months on the violent frontline of Hong Kong’s street protests, this is the compelling and emotional story of how the lives of five young activists were changed for ever.



“Brutally eloquent”    Wall Street Journal


*****    Financial Times


Filmed over eight months on the violent frontline of Hong Kong’s street protests, this is the compelling and emotional story of how the lives of five young activists were changed for ever.


Raw, personal, and revealing, the unfolding tale of how these protesters moved from peaceful demonstrations to Molotov cocktails and bows and arrows gives an unprecedented insight into what has really been going on behind the headlines that have gripped the world.  


Exclusive footage shows police out of control as the violence spirals.  Activists take bloody revenge on anyone who they suspect of informing. “I feel like I am basically at war” says one, “if I die ..and Hong Kong gets democracy…I’ll be ok with that.”


As President Xi’s regime faces its biggest challenge since Tiananmen Square,  China’s last bastion of free speech and democracy is fighting for its life.


Produced by Gesbeen Mohammad

Filmed, produced, and directed by Robin Barnwell

Executive Producers:  David Henshaw and Evan Wlliams