Hong Kong Women Filmmakers

Wong, See-yuen Gina

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Wong, See-yuen Gina – Critical Biography  Top

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Wong, See-yuen Gina

Gina Wong studied monetary economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science and graduated in 1989. She worked as an investment banker and an entrepreneur before obtaining an M.A. in Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Hong Kong’s Department of Comparative Literature in 2007. She currently works as a curator, artist, and filmmaker, dividing her time between Shanghai and Hong Kong. She is the co-founder and director of the independent art space Experimenta, having served before that as a board member of the Para/site Art Space. Wong made her feature film debut in 2011 with the documentary Orient Top Town (2011), a film about a real-estate development in Shanghai that failed as a residential project but that became transformed into a space for artists. The film won Wong Best First-Time Director at the 2011 Yosemite Film Festival. She also founded the Pineapple Underground Film Festival (PUFF) in 2011, which seeks to bring indie films to mainland China and whose offices are based in Hong Kong. Her most recent project from 2014/15 is The Occupiers Project, which is in post-production as of this writing.

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Feature Films:

Role Title (English) Title (Chinese) Year
Director The Salamander N/A 2015
Producer The Journey to the South N/A 2013
Producer The Lives of Hamilton Fish N/A 2012
Director
Producer
Writer
Orient Top Town 大東方 2011

Shorts:

Role Title (English) Title (Chinese) Year
Director The Occupiers Project N/A 2015
Director The Personal and the Political 不滿”個人政治” 2012
Director Shanghai Saga: Other Skies, Other Lands 上海歌 ▫ 另尋天地 2009


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The Lives of Hamilton Fish (2013):

Film Threat – THE LIVES OF HAMILTON FISH

Reel Talk reviews – Unique and Creative 

The New York Times – Both Were Born Hamilton Fish, but Their Paths Differed

You are Here Hong Kong – PUFF2013: THE LIVES OF HAMILTON FISH

 

Others:

Blouinartinfo – PUFF Brings Indie Spirit Back to HK Film Festivals

Experimenta – Experimenta In The Press

Huffingtonpost – Gina Wong’s Vision for Hong Kong and The Pineapple Underground Film Festival

 

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Experimenta

IMDB – Gina See-yuen Wong

Official website:
– The Lives of Hamilton Fish (2012)
– Orient Top Town (2011)

Pineapple Underground Film Festival

 

biblioBibliography   Top

  1. Wong, See-yuen Gina. “Global Feminisms in Feminist Art and Their New Challenges.” University of Hong Kong, 2007. Print. The HKU Scholar Hub
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