Hong Kong: Millionaires and Mafias

Just a few steps from Communist China, the former British colony of Hong Kong is a liberal paradise where one in ten people is are millionaires and more than 50 billionaires call this place home. Hong Kong has become the city of all possibilities where misery and opulence rub shoulders every day.

But the Filipino and Indonesian domestic workers who come here in search of a better future often end up living in slums and facing violence from their wealthy patrons.

At night some parts of the city are controlled by the Triads. This mafia holds entire neighborhoods through fear. They have control over trafficking, prostitution and, surprisingly cinema.

People in Hong Kong are also concerned that Beijing will restrict freedoms and impose its leadership in the 2017 elections. Faced with this threat thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets in occasionally violent clashes.


  • Year: 2015
  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Production: Ligne de Front
  • Director: Vincent Prado
  • Available Versions: FRA
  • Country of production: France