The South China Morning Post has released the second part of China’s Rebel City, its comprehensive new documentary on the Hong Kong protests.
The full hour-long production, in four parts, is an unflinching audiovisual account and analysis of the social and political turmoil that pushed the city to the brink in 2019.
It draws upon hours of video footage and combines the access, expertise and on-the-ground reporting of award-winning Post journalists to deliver a no-holds-barred account of the greatest upheaval to shake the city since its return to Chinese sovereignty in 1997.
China’s Rebel City is a companion piece to the book, Rebel City: Hong Kong’s Year of Water and Fire , published by the Post in June, and provides insight from exclusive interviews with key stakeholders from all sides of the political and social spectrum.
Following the release of the first part, which tackled the origins of the anti-government movement and the build-up to chaos, episode two picks up the pace as it explores the increasingly violent clashes between protesters and police.
It examines game-changing moments with far-reaching consequences, such as the sacking of Hong Kong’s legislature by protesters and the defacing of the national emblem at Beijing’s liaison office in the city.