Photo: Lee Xian Jie

Protestors singing “Boundless Sea and Sky” (海闊天空), a song long sung during protests in Hong Kong, and now the de-facto anthem of the Umbrella Movement. Photo: Lee Xian Jie

For more than two months in 2014, pro-democracy campaigners took over key roads in Hong Kong. Though the protests were largely peaceful, they were an embarrassment to the local government and Beijing. But what triggered this massive show of civil disobedience? This three-part series goes behind the scenes of what the world now knows as the Umbrella Movement. Over six intense months, we follow key protest leaders and activists as they attempt to reshape Hong Kong’s political landscape.

Episodes 1 and 2 aired on Al Jazeera English in October 2014. Episode 3 was broadcast January 2015.