For years, Hong Kong has enjoyed relative freedom of the press, with journalists and publishers able to report on sensitive and controversial issues without fear or censorship. But in recent years, things have rapidly changed. The Chinese government has taken an increasingly hardline stance on dissenting voices, using a range of tactics to silence critical reporting.
The upcoming documentary Third Person takes viewers to the frontlines of this battle for press freedom, following the stories of two journalists as they navigate the shifting media landscape of Hong Kong. With the free press dismantled and leading journalists arrested, Jacky and Kris must find new ways to share their perspectives and promote media literacy. But their paths are anything but simple, as they confront obstacles ranging from censorship to harassment, all while trying to protect their safety and sanity. Through their stories, Third Person illuminates the challenges and triumphs of modern journalism, and raises important questions about the future of a free press.