Cinematheque at Home: Denise Ho: Becoming the Song

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1h 23m | Documentary


Denise Ho: Becoming the Song profiles the openly gay Hong Kong singer and human rights activist Denise Ho. Deeply moving, this personal story explores her remarkable journey from Cantopop superstar to outspoken political activist. Raised in Montreal she moved back to Hong Kong to pursue her career. A top international recording artist in Hong Kong and across China, her public support of students who demanded free elections and occupied central Hong Kong had immediate and lasting consequences: she was arrested and then blacklisted by China.Under pressure, sponsors dropped Denise and venues refused to let her perform. The film follows Denise on the road as she tours the U.S., Canada and UK and prepares to release a new hit song, attempting to rebuild her career. As the film draws to a close, the fight for Hong Kong continues.

Cinematheque at Home – curated by the Cinematheque – will offer new theatrical releases every week which our audiences can pay to stream through our website (by clicking the ‘buy tickets’ button). This is not only an opportunity for our patrons to see new cinema, but is an important way that they can continue to support independent film during this pandemic.

Director: Sue Williams
Studio: Winnipeg Film Group

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