Film Talk with Nathan Law & Torsten Benner about BE WATER – VOICES FROM HONG KONG

DOK.fest München Podcast. Im Kino. Zuhause.

May 11 2023 • 38 mins

Moderation: Eva Weinmann

BE WATER – VOICES FROM HONG KONG, DE 2023, Lia Erbal

⁠Umbrella protests in Hong Kong: we hear the voices of people caught between hope for change and brutal repression⁠.


Nathan Law is a young political activist that has been leading the Hong Kong democracy movement. Beginning from the Umbrella Movement in 2014 where he participated as a student leader, he was there on every page of crucial moments of the movement.

Thorsten Benner is co-founder and director of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin. His areas of interest include the interplay of the US, Europe and non-Western powers in the making of global (dis)order, German and European policy vis-à-vis China and Asia-Pacific, peace and security⁠ as well as ⁠data and technology politics⁠.