Chalk Girl

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  • Creator Guardian News and Media Limited
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
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  • Publication [Place of publication not identified] : Guardian News and Media Limited, [2017] New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2018. ©2017
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (1 video file (24 min., 18 sec)) : sound, color


  • A protester at the heart of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement. Two years since being arrested, the 16-year-old must decide whether to rejoin the battle alongside the '"localist" youth. As elections loom, Chalk Girl is torn between wanting to respect her family, who are concerned about the risks of her activism, and standing up to Chinese interference. Young localists see themselves as being in a fight to save their beloved city, and in the middle of it all, Chalk Girl is just a teenager wanting to feel part of something bigger.


  • Originally released by Guardian News and Media Limited, 2017.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on April 24, 2018.
  • Streaming video file.


  • Chalk Girl: Introduction (2:34); Hong Kong, 2014 (6:27); Hong Kong, 2016 (3:37); Election Day (3:43); Banned Lawmakers (3:57); Not Getting Better (3:08); Credits: Chalk Girl (0:49)
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