This timely doc explores​ ​@hoccgoomusic’​ s remarkable journey from Cantopop superstar to pro-democracy activist. DENISE HO – BECOMING THE SONG opens across the U.S. and Canada in solidarity with the annual protests marking the handover of Hong Kong to China.

Directed by Sue Williams | 2020 • USA • 83 minutes

Denise Ho – Becoming the Song​ profiles the openly gay Hong Kong singer and human rights activist Denise Ho. Drawing on unprecedented, years-long access, the film explores her remarkable journey from commercial Cantopop superstar to outspoken political activist, an artist who has put her life and career on the line in support of the determined struggle of Hong Kong citizens to maintain their identity and freedom.

Denise’s story mirrors almost perfectly the last three decades of Hong Kong’s uneasy relationship with China. A top international recording artist in Hong Kong and across China and other Asian nations, the turning point in her career came during the seminal moment of change for Hong Kong, the Umbrella Movement of 2014. Her public support of students who demanded free elections and occupied central Hong Kong for nearly three months had immediate and lasting consequences: she was arrested and then blacklisted by China.