Hanjiao yu Eryu
Wen Hai, Jingyan Zeng & Trish McAdam
China, Hong Kong SAR China, 100 min
Shot over an eight-year period, Outcry and Whisper presents itself as a politi-cal manifesto for the resistance of women, be they workers, artists, intellectuals or militants, in Chinese and Hong Kong society. In the face of political violence, sexual harassment, online bullying, family separation, arbitrary treatment by factory management, the women recount their traumas and healings in their fight for independence. To these testimonies are added sequences of animation that extend the experiences of these women and intensify the political scope of their struggles by including them in the great account of other historical struggles. Through this collage of multiple materials—animation, interviews, archives—the filmmakers participate in the cry of a people by successfully preserving the intimacy of each protagonist. While the subject in itself would have sufficed, Outcry and Whisper deploys an impressive imagination that makes it a militant film taking a completely unexpected form.