YP1967 – Hong Kong Ciné Club
The Department of History invites you to a series of movie screenings related to the history of Hong Kong.
The first screening, YP1967, is a documentary film of six ex-young prisoners who face harsh realities of alienation, rejection and being forgotten, but have a few words to say after half a century of silence. Five decades later, in spite of the city’s 20th handover anniversary celebrations, six ex-young prisoners speak out for the first time about their personal and unmentionable experience. This documentary film is about their love and hate towards their country, their honour and dishonour as a convicted criminal, their condonation and condemnation of the parties involved, and their truthseeking and reconciliation with the past.
Can To (the director of YP1967) is an award-winning documentary film director and producer with twenty years’ experience working in the television and media industry. Before founding CANTO WORKS, she was a senior TV producer at RTHK where she produced over 20 episodes of the acclaimed documentary series Hong Kong Connection.
Can’s production has won great international acclaims for the last two decades. In 1998, Where Women Ruled, a documentary film on Moso Tribes in Yunnan Province in China won the New York International Film Festival Finalist Award. A War Without Guns, a documentary film about AIDS orphans in China, won the Silver Award of United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI) in 2005. In 2010, Little Photographer, an independent documentary film on children photographers in Sichuan province in China after 512 Earthquake, won the New York International TV and Film Festival GOLD Award.
Screening in Cantonese with English subtitles.
All are welcome. No registration is required.
Date/Time: 7/12/2017 19:00-21:30
Venue: Room 4.34, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus
For further information, please visit: http://www.history.hku.hk/news_s17event_cinehk.html