With the introduction of the National Security Law in 2020, underground artists and creatives in Hong Kong find themselves targets, with their works disappearing. As their freedom of expression comes under attack, what was once ‘normal’ becomes forbidden.
Narrating us through this time, director San San F Young weaves together her own personal story with works by artists, musicians, dancers, illustrators and performers, highlighting the power of using art as a form of activism. Navigating this new authoritarian normal, they race to preserve Hong Kong’s creative uprising.
Hong Kong Mixtape is a love letter to the region and its people, celebrating the passion and talent of its creatives, and honouring the resilience of those who make their voices heard even when silenced.