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Citizenfour at DOK Leipzig 2014

In October I was lucky enough to get a ticket for the opening night screening at DOK Leipzig film festival. The film was the much-anticipated Citizenfour, the third part of Laura Poitras’ 9/11 trilogy and the film’s first screening in Germany. We were lucky enough to watch the film with a video introduction from Edward … Continue reading

欢迎来到香港: Welcome to Hong Kong

http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/2014/02/welcome-hong-kong-2014222165512984842.html This Al-Jazeera Witness documentary was first broadcast in February 2014 and I am very glad it was. The fact that another film has been made about the issues surrounding housing in Hong Kong means that there is growing awareness that the issue exists, and more acknowledgement that the governing bodies of Hong Kong’s public … Continue reading

Once Upon a Rooftop

Last week I visited a friend in Hong Kong who showed me a news article she had read entailing the lives of people who live in cages in Kowloon on the Hong Kong mainland. Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas on the planet, and with this comes the problem of housing. … Continue reading

Tisese: Three Mosuo Women

The Mosuo (摩梭) are often cited as being the only remaining matrilineal society in the world. Based mainly around Lake Lugu in Yunnan province, China, with others in Sichuan and Tibet, they are a group whose family lineage is based mostly on its female members. For example, after marriage, a man traditionally moves to be close … Continue reading

Peeking Through Chungking Mansions

Chungking Mansions, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. This is a documentary which should be about the lives of the huge Indian influx into Chungking Mansions and the culture they bring with them, the fun they have and the problems they encounter. Instead, the film focuses on the ridiculous: the half-baked stories once heard about … Continue reading