in 2012, the 10th hong kong social movement film festival is forcefully evicted by the hsbc security guards*, the mass media distorted the news as “occupy central” activists tried to re-occupy the hsbc ground-floor space (“occupy central” as echoing the “occupy wall street” movement in north america). mass media attempt to tell the public the “facts” they produced. with delicately-made news frame, mass media somewhat traumatize the weaks or demonize the marginalized communities which are not welcomed by the mainstream society. the selected images, sound, filming angles or even the outfit of the reporters shown on the television, could only tell the public part of the truth (even no truth) as the mass media wish. it seems that, mass media is so powerful that the public could not avoid but only to accept this cruelty. but, is it the whole story? as ordinary citizens or as activists, you may seek possible answers from the films.
* : see <hsbc kingdom 2012.10.6-7, the darkest two days for the ten-year social movement film festival> http://smff2012.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/smffvshsbc/