"Against the Day" is about『Bi-Weekly』, an avant-garde magazine in 1970s Hong Kong. The film will focus on the formation and dissolution of the magazine, with the social movement in Hong Kong as the background, in order to tell a story of 1970s Hong Kong - ‘the Era of Heat Fire’ for social movement and the youth at the time in the city. The 1967 Riot and the aftermath did not appease the undercurrent of social discontent in Hong Kong. In the early 1970s, young people still went to protest, first against the educational system, then against the colonial ruled in the name of ‘Defending 'Diao-yu Islands.’ Some of the protesters, who were influenced by the radical political thoughts as well as contemporary arts and culture, converted in anarchism and believed this would be the cure for Hong Kong society and even for the liberation of the world. They were youngsters from 『70’s Bi-Weekly』. Led by Ng Chungyin and Augustine Chiu-yu Mok,『Bi-Weekly』was aimed at young people who believed in activism, anti-capitalism, and anti-colonialism. People from『70’s Bi-Weekly』put forward a radical and progressive outlook at the time and were once the vanguard of social movement in Hong Kong. Nevertheless, the changing socio-political circumstances resulted in the decline of protests. Also due to disagreements of beliefs inside the group,『Bi-Weekly』disbanded after only 3 years of existence. The legacy of『Bi-Weekly』for Hong Kong, however, is long-lasting and is even still continuing. What did they do back at that time, and what stories and thoughts do they have for Hong Kong? Through the film we also want to investigate: how is their ‘failure’ connected with the Hong Kong we are living in today? Can we see an alternative way-out for the city through the stories of the people from『Bi-Weekly』? What actually happened in ‘the Era of Heat Fire’? What did those young people from『Bi-Weekly』experience in the 1970s, who once were seen as the vanguard of social movement in Hong Kong? Since the first issue was published,『Bi-Weekly』had been always monitored by the colonial British government. The colonial regime once accused『Bi-Weekly』of bring an ‘illegal publication’ and confiscated all the published issues. What exactly was there in print that made the colonial government make such a move and surveil the leaders of 『Bi-Weekly』? The film will start with the issues and move into the scenes of the social movement in 1970’s Hong Kong. Not only responding to the grand narrative of ‘History’, the film will be chasing the memories, thoughts, and pursuits of the anarchists through images, photographs, and experimental films - like in the other parts of the world at the time, the youngsters from『Bi-Weekly』also used the small camera to make their short films around the protests and daily lives. With the materials mentioned and in-depth interviews with the members, we will reconstruct the then visual experience and memories of the young people in the 1970’s Hong Kong. Through the story of『Bi-Weekly』, we also want to review the history of social movement in Hong Kong and thus think again about the identity of the Hong Kong people.