Jimmy Lai's Extraordinary Struggle for Freedom

When Hong Kong’s basic freedoms come under attack, media tycoon Jimmy Lai finds himself in the crosshairs of the state and must choose between defending Hong Kong’s long-standing liberties or his own freedom. This conversation with the filmmakers and interview subjects in the Acton Institute's new documentary feature, THE HONG KONGER: JIMMY LAI'S EXTRAORDINARY STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM, will discuss the rise of China, the plight of Hong Kong, the fight for freedom that continues there to this day, and the man at the center of it all: Jimmy Lai.

This plenary panel will feature:

Victoria Tin-bor Hui, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Notre Dame
Mary Kissel, Former Senior Adviser, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Simon Lee, Former Op/Ed Columnist, Apple Daily
Rev. Robert A. Sirico, President Emeritus, Acton Institute, and Executive Producer, THE HONG KONGER
Eric Kohn, Moderator, Director of Marketing & Communications, Acton Institute, and Associate Producer, THE HONG KONGER

To learn more about the film and how you can help #FreeJimmyLai, please visit thehongkongermovie.com.

View the trailer for THE HONG KONGER here:

Plenary Year:


Plenary Session Participants

Mary Kissel

Former Senior Adviser
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Eric Kohn

Director of Marketing & Communications
Acton Institute