In June 2020, China imposed a National Security Law on Hong Kong to quell political unrest. In the subsequent 12 months, some 90,000 residents left the city to settle abroad. Britain is the most popular destination. Three quarter of the Hong Kong population qualifies for its BN(O) visa. Emigration, once a privilege of the well-to-do, has now become possible on a massive scale.
This documentary follows the journey of a few unlikely Hong Kong migrants, some fleeing the political crackdown, others simply wanting to give their families a better life. It intimately captures the hope and loss the migrants experience along their journey.
Episodes: 2 x 60minutes
Production year: 2022