During May 2018, a number of defendants in the Mong Kok protest were convicted, including Hong Kong University alumnus Edward Leung. Together with Ashley Hui, there have been students or alumni of HKU who were sentenced to jail as they fight for justice. After graduating from HKU, students may be involved in different industries. Also a graduate of the University of Hong Kong, Edward lost job opportunities, lost his precious freedom, lost his life with his loved ones, in return of six years in prison. While the media have shaped Edward Leung as a “rioter” , and mainstream cinemas have refused to broadcast this documentary, the Hong Kong University Students’ Union will co-operate with Ying E Chi to hold “Film Screening: Lost in the Fumes”, which provides an opportunity to know more about Edward Leung behind the spotlight.
Date: 19th September, 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Venue: Yuet Ming Auditorium, 5/F, Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre
Co-organiser: Ying E Chi Cinema
Duration: 97 minutes
Speaking language: Cantonese
Subtitle: Chinese and English
Price: $80 (General Public) / $70 (HKUSU member)
Guest: Nora Lam (Director of Lost in the Fumes)
The ticket selling will be open to the public. Yet, HKUSU members will be prioritised.
Ticket will be sold on first-come-first-serve basis. The details are as follows:
**Online registration is required:https://goo.gl/forms/hZXouanJamDtbWPJ3
Ticket selling will be divided into two periods;
– First period (7/9-14/9): only open to HKUSU members
– Second period (15/9-18/9): open to public
– Please go to Union Office in person if you wish to buy the ticket (Office hours: Mon to Fri, 9:30am-5:45pm)
– Only cash payment is accepted
– Each person can only buy ONE ticket
– Free seating is adopted
– HKUSU members must show valid HKU student card when buying ticket
– Designated seats convenient for wheelchair users were arranged. If you need it, please tell the Union Staff when buying tickets
– Ticket sold is non-refundable and non-exchangeable
– Eating, drinking and smoking are prohibited indoors
– No recording is allowed
– Transferral of member priced tickets to non-hku students is prohibited
– Clear indication of your HKU Student ID card is needed upon admission
– Administrative officers have the right to deny late entries, as well as the right to decide the entry time and method
For any enquiries, please feel free to come to Union Office, or contact Pang Ka Ho,
Vice-president (External) (email: firstname.lastname@example.org), or send a message to our Facebook page.
Edward Leung was an average student before he unexpectedly finds himself at the focal point of two Legislative Council elections. While winning over 60,000 votes in the By-election would have guaranteed Edward a seat in the next round, his ticket to LegCo is forfeited when the regime imposes extra measures in the nomination process. Having once claimed that ‘be it crawling or creeping in, I will become a councillor, he can now only take the sidelines and put the backup Baggio Leung into the race.
On the other hand, Edward finds his free days numbered as he faces three counts of rioting charges for taking part in the Mong Kok Protest. Once an eloquent rising star in politics, now he may as well be a doomed prisoner. As the oath-taking controversy and the disqualification saga unfold, Edward retreats from the spotlight and decides to leave for further study in the United States while chaos continues to reign over Hong Kong politics.