• We Have Boots
  • Evans Chan, Alex Yong Kang Chow, Sheena Chestnut Greitens, Jerome A. Cohen, Rachel Stern

Panel Discussion: WE HAVE BOOTS

Cosponsored by the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley School of Law

BAMPFA and the San Diego Asian Film Festival are pleased to copresent this prerecorded panel discussion to accompany streaming presentations of Evans Chan’s new film, We Have Boots. In addition to the film, panelists discuss recent activities of democracy activists; implications of the 2020 National Security Law; and relations among the US, Hong Kong, and China in the current political climate.

The panelists are Chan, an award-winning New York– and Hong Kong–based filmmaker; Alex Yong Kang Chow, a social activist from Hong Kong featured in We Have Boots and a doctoral student in geography at UC Berkeley; and Sheena Chestnut Greitens, associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and an affiliate of the university's Strauss Center and Clements Center on National Security; with additional comments by Jerome A. Cohen, faculty director emeritus of New York University’s US-Asia Law Institute. The discussion is moderated by Rachel Stern, professor of law and political science at UC Berkeley, where she also holds the Pamela P. Fong and Family Distinguished Chair in China Studies. Brian Hu, artistic director of the San Diego Asian Film Festival and assistant professor of television, film, and new media at San Diego State University, introduces.