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Hong Kong Bans Film Over One-Second Scene Showing 2014 Protest

  • Producers refused to cut frames showing the Umbrella Movement
  • Films contrary to national security law banned under new rules
Tents outside the Central Government Offices in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong in December 2014. 

Tents outside the Central Government Offices in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong in December 2014. 

Photographer: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg

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Hong Kong censors have banned an award-winning animation from being shown over a one-second scene depicting the 2014 pro-democracy protests, local media reported, in the latest sign of free speech curbs in the finance hub.

“Losing Sight of a Longed Place,” an eight-minute film about a young gay man’s struggles in Hong Kong, was scheduled to screen Sunday at a local film show organized by the Ground Up Film Society.