Screening: Like an abortion, for the very first time (2018)

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March Screening
Like an abortion, for the very first time
Documentary|102’| Chinese & English subtitles|2018|Hong Kong

The 79 day long occupation by the 2014 Umbrella Movement was a process pregnant with hope to change the fate of Hong Kong and steer it towards democracy. This process had a bright side: most of it’s so called beautiful scenes occurred in the relatively upper class Admiralty district…
But the people in this film come from elsewhere: Mongkok, a place with a vigorous darkness. Sifu (the master), Tou-dai-zai (the boy), and their friends were humble participants in the movement. They were simultaneously volunteers, designers, labourers, and residents, who constructed shelters for the people at the Mongkok occupation site. This story is their portrait…

After screening talk with Bryan Chang (Film critics), Jojo Cheng (Documentary filmmaker) & Liu To (Director of the film)

15 March (Friday) 7:30PM
Film Culture Centre
Address:
Flat A2, 4/F, Acro Industrial Building, 19 Yuk Yat Street, To Kwa Wan, KLN, H.K.

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三 月 放 映
扯旗﹑我要真普選和…… (又名:六點)
紀錄|102分鐘| 中英文字幕|2018| 香港

佔領中環沒有發生過,起碼沒有在2014年發生。佔領金鐘是光鮮的;佔領旺角是黑色的。這是一個為旺角及她的黑色發聲的故事。也許也沒有為她或黑色發聲,只是敍述有點黑色,連「我要真普選」都要調戲一番。另一邊廂,又情深款款地把改變香港前途的希望,比喻為懷孕的生命。
「扯旗」是故事主人公做過的動作,在這部電影中,並沒有揭竿起義的意思!畢竟2014年的香港人,只不過是睡在街道上來爭取真普選。感謝旺角傳奇人物畫家潘先生,為這部電影最重要的動作――搭建天幕,命名為「扯旗」。對了,故事的主人公,其實是這些在旺角佔領區搭建天幕的人:師父、徒弟仔和他們一眾的朋友。

映後討論主持:
張偉雄(影評人)
映後討論嘉賓:
鄭藹如(紀錄片導演)、廖韜 (本片導演)

三月十五日 (星期五)
晚上七點半
場地:電影文化中心
地址:香港九龍土瓜灣旭日街19號雅高工業大樓4樓A2室

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Macau denies entry to ex-student leader of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement Yvonne Leung

11041887_10152735548942827_4249850961070959810_o_z2gsp_1200x0Yvonne Leung, who was a student leader during Hong Kong’s 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement, has been denied entry to Macau, after she arrived in the city at around noon on Wednesday.

Leung, a former president of the University of Hong Kong student union, was officially barred from entering the SAR at 1:10pm, according to the university’s Campus TV. Leung confirmed to HKFP that she had been denied entry but did not comment further. She has since returned to Hong Kong.

 

Source: Hong Kong Free Press

【爆場紀錄片】拆解抑鬱暴食梁天琦 90後港導:這不是社運片是青春片

【爆場紀錄片】拆解抑鬱暴食梁天琦 90後港導:這不是社運片是青春片

source: https://hk.news.appledaily.com/local/realtime/article/20171204/57537408

曾幾何時,他是高呼「時代革命」的政壇新星,但也是不少人眼中的暴徒,甚至過街老鼠。年輕導演林子穎花了一年時間,由香港街頭到美國校園,追蹤梁天琦這個本土派爭議人物,剪輯成90分鐘紀錄片《地厚天高》,呈現一個政治以外、會抑鬱會暴食的梁天琦。影片上周舉行兩場優先場,門票開售兩小時即被搶購一空,成冷門奇葩。「每個人喺成長過程中,或許都曾經歷過嗰份迷失同掙扎」。林謂這是一個大時代下的青春故事,撇除政治化的標籤,她期望觀眾在光影之中,找到血肉及成長中相似的感受。

記者 呂麗嬋香港政治風起雲湧,有關後傘運年代的文字及影像紀錄陸續面世,除了提名金馬獎又揚威日本影展的《亂世備忘》,新近就有紀錄片《地厚天高》熱播,首映及加場戲票均迅速售罄,在年輕人及社運圈子備受關注。導演林子穎前作《未境之路》鎖定兩位政治素人,包括港大學生會前會長馮敬恩在傘運後的轉變及反思,新作則對準立法會選舉後消聲匿跡、將於明年1月就三條暴動罪上庭的爭議人物梁天琦。「2016年2月,我去咗佢哋補選前嘅造勢晚會,印象好深刻,好似睇緊五月天演唱會,未見過香港人特別係年輕人,對一個政治人物可以咁熱情、投注咁多期許」。梁天琦總與港獨綑綁,影片上造勢大會上出現的獨立字眼,今日成了敏感詞,只一年多,本土派旋起旋滅,其時卻氣勢如虹,也是新東補選前後,高票落選的梁天琦人氣最盛之時。「嗰時直覺想拍呢個人,跟咗幾次,好多出嚟選係義無反顧,但佢俾我嘅感覺好唔同」。在她眼中,這個本土派支持者口中的英雄、主流社會眼底主張不惜暴力抗爭的「勇武派」,只是有血肉的平凡青年,經歷成長中的迷失,她自言這種情感,可以跨越藍黃、勇武與和理非之別。「嗰時《未境之路》做緊社區放映,喺映後座談我提到Billy(馮敬恩),話佢之前係素人,因校委會事件出咗名,經過所謂嘅政治洗禮,個人反而無咁開心」。林形容,那次是跟拍梁天琦的轉捩點。「天琦當晚就打咗(電話)俾我,可能覺得有人明白佢吧?」打開心扉的年輕政客,在宣稱「有得入閘食屎都得」的戲言下,仍失去參選資格,林說原擬拍攝梁天琦的「參選過程」,最後變成了「不能參選的過程」。她在「導演的話」這樣寫:「無論故事最終如何,我着眼的,仍是梁天琦的個人故事,包括他在閃光燈下所受的龐大壓力、選擇前後的自我質疑,對於自身及香港未來的迷惘、自由日子倒數無多的絕望,以及內心最純真的夢想」。追蹤政治人物,着眼點多是「成唔成功」,林子穎卻希望是「快唔快樂」,呈現的一個有別於公眾認知的梁天琦:在劏房自言自語的抑鬱症病人;愛打波和彈結他,期望為宿舍贏得馬來人盃榮譽的「大仙」。「每個人喺成長過程中,或許都曾經歷過嗰份迷失同掙扎」。由大學校園記者到畢業後仍矢志執起攝錄機紀錄香港,港大讀比較文學及法文、生於中產家庭的林子穎,其實本身已是一個被大環境牽引的「地厚天高」故事。大學二年級經歷雨傘運動,上莊成為校園電視記者即遇大時代,林子穎於學生時代參與製作的紀錄片《旺角黑夜》和《未境之路》,都與傘運有關。「我唔係一個好政治嘅人,但嗰個時空,就係咁政治」。爸爸在大學做研究,媽媽在醫院工作,有一個大兩歲、在英國做銀行的哥哥。如果沒有雨傘運動,小妮子會否也過着不一樣的人生?「可能會,但我哋呢代,眼前就係政治。」吊詭的卻是,家人都是不問政治的中產。「某程度藍絲亦關注同在乎,但香港好大部份人,根本漠不關心」。今年大學畢業,站在人生交叉點,行年22的她,希望繼續以影像和文字紀錄時代。「拍咗三套政治題材嘅紀錄片,好沉重,想轉拍輕鬆嘅劇情片,唔係灰心或者冷感,而係想試唔同嘅嘢」。年輕就是有無限可能,有權堅持也有權改變。「重要嘅,係你有選擇嘅自由」。小妮子如是說。

When signing petitions is no longer enough (SCMP)

Source: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1592570/when-signing-petitions-no-longer-enough

PUBLISHED : Monday, 15 September, 2014, 6:29am
UPDATED : Monday, 15 September, 2014, 8:54am

by Jeffie Lam

Sitting in her office at the University of Hong Kong, an outspoken academic made an unexpected decision: not to sign a petition in support of students arrested after a pro-democracy protest.

A month later, Dr Petula Ho Sik-ying decided not to sign another petition, this time expressing disappointment at Beijing’s restrictive framework for the 2017 chief executive election.

Ho said she wanted to do more than just put her name on petitions. “[It’s insufficient to] just sign it and go back to sleep … I would see that as very hypocritical,” Ho, an associate professor at HKU’s social work and social administration department, said.

It was then that the city’s leading academic on gender and sexuality studies decided that she instead had to traverse a field quite foreign to her – politics.

“I feel terribly miserable seeing how society has changed,” Ho said. “I couldn’t continue the life I used to live.”

And so she co-founded the University of Democracy-to-come group with activist Chan King-fai and policy researcher Anthony Wong Kin-wai. Continue reading “When signing petitions is no longer enough (SCMP)”