James LEONG is a Singapore-based filmmaker. Together with Lynn Lee, he forms the company Lianain Films. They have made several independent and TV documentaries. Their documentary Wukan: The Flame of Democracy had its world premiere at IDFA 2013. Camera (2014) is Leong’s first fiction feature film. The work-in-progress documentary If We Burn (2020) gives us an insight into the Hong Kong protest movement through the eyes of Hongkongers and is again co-directed with Lynn Lee. The renewed version was selected for IFFR 2023.
Aki Ra’s Boys (2006, doc, co-dir), Homeless FC (2006), The Great North Korean Picture Show (2012, doc, co-dir), Wukan: The Flame of Democracy (2013, doc, co-dir), Camera (2014, co-dir), Umbrella Diaries: The First Umbrella (2019, doc), Hyut joi siu/If We Burn (2020 & 2023, doc, co-dir)
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If We Burn
The Hong Kong protest movement through the eyes of Hong Kongers whose fates, like their city's future, now hang in the balance.
If We Burn
Urgent, immersive journey into Hong Kong’s 2019 protests, and a meditation on what resistance means.