Asian Cinema Fund 2018
2018 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund
The three men are now in the late middle-ages. He… participated in the leftist riot in 1967. Now, he works in an LCD monitor manufacturing plant, having witnessed the changing tides of the electronic industry. He… was an educated youth undergoing the Cultural Revolution in Mainland China and sneaked into Hong Kong across the stormy sea. Now, he has been repairing the lift in the city. He… was a university student in 1989 and experienced the gunshots at Tiananmen Square. Now, he gives up a steady city job, refusing government handout, in order to fight for basic human rights for his daughter, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, and the underprivileged who suffer from work injuries. Nearing the final decade of their lives, the three men remember 1967 Hong Kong Riots, the Cultural Revolution, and the Tiananmen Square Protest, as Hong Kong’s turbulent past flashes before our eyes, where the tapestry of history reveals a charged and uncertain 21st Century Hong Kong.
The history of Hong Kong is the common story formed by people from different backgrounds, with different ethnical identifications and different political views. Many people have experienced very dramatic lives that are profoundly touching. When gathered up, these stories can show the complexity of Hong Kong which possesses multi-values, and the love-hate relationship with China. Shuttling through the adventure of their lives and revisiting the history and the present days of Hong Kong, the film tries to reflect the intriguing relationship between China and Hong Kong in the past 50 years and brings out the beauty, sadness and the irresistible fate of this small island ? Hong Kong.