Prize to Anders Hammer for the film "Do not split"

June 24 2020

This week, the documentary film “Do not split” about the protests in Hong Kong in 2019 won the jury’s special prize for AFI Docs, the American Film Institute’s documentary film festival.

The film has been directed by Anders Hammer and sheds light on the unrest in Hong Kong, on China’s attitude to demonstrations and democracy movements, and on the consequences this situation has for human rights the world over. The film portrays a Hong Kong stretched to the breaking point, where trust between the demonstrators and the authorities has disappeared altogether. “Do not split” emphasises what the demonstrators are fighting for, and what they are risking by doing so.

Excerpt from the jury’s account:

“From the opening sequence to the final frame, we were riveted by this film’s urgent and incendiary storytelling capturing a seminal moment in history.”

The Fritt Ord Foundation provided NOK 300 000 in support for this documentary film in 2019.