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Docs: Faceless

A recent world premiere at the Hot Docs Film Festival, Faceless is a vital slice of 21st-century dissent portraiture, a nonfiction work that paradoxically locates a reservoir of humanizing empathy chiefly through its focus on masked protestors. An engaging directorial debut from Jennifer Ngo, the movie provides a gripping look at the 2019 Hong Kong demonstrations against a controversial Chinese extradition bill, as seen through the eyes of various young women and men seeking to protect what they view as their way of life.