HK20+1: Screenings x Mentorship Programme

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Through a series of screenings and a documentary mentorship programme, the project "HK20+1" aims to create additional pathways for members of HKU and the public in Hong Kong to revisit the city's history and discuss on the social, economic, cultural aspects of Hong Kong, as well as to enhance appreciation of documentary. The documentary mentorship programme to be held in the second semester will further encourage students to document the current Hong Kong.

Yau King and Rice Distribution

Date: 12/10/2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Venue: Auditorium, CYM Cultural Centre

Yau King

Wong Siu Pong
Hong Kong / 2017 / 30 min
In Cantonese with Chi & Eng Subtitles

Is longevity a blessing? Chu Yau King left her hometown young and alone. She came to Hong Kong and worked as a servant, until old age and wretched feet put a stop to it. Chu needs help even with daily tasks, but she has to confront the remaining trials steeped in solitude.

Director's Profile
Wong Siu Pong graduated from Hong Kong Shue Yan University. His works were shown at several international film festivals. His works include Fish Story, Connection and Snuggle.

Rice Distribution

Tammy Cheung
Hong Kong / 2003 / 35 min
In Cantonese with Chi & Eng Subtitles

During the seventh lunar month, when the Ghost Festival takes place, Chinese pay tribute to their ancestors and offer food to the deceased to appease them and ward off bad luck. In Hong Kong, besides staging ceremonies to honor the dead, many Taoist organizations give away rice to the elderly and the poor. The rice distribution depicted in this film was one of the largest events, and attracted over eight thousand people. The event was scheduled to last from nine in the morning to six in the evening. In order to ensure a place in the line, most of the participants arrived before dawn.

Director's Profile
Tammy Cheung studied Film Studies and organised film festivals in Cananda, she is the founder of Chinese Documentary Festival and a documentary director. Her works include Election, July, Rice Distribution and Secondary School, etc.


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