With the theme “The Best is Yet to Come”, the Renaissance Festival – CU Station is presenting good movies, good music and the stories behind.
Awarded the Best Documentary at the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (2014), Cotton, reveals the life of the working class as well as the meaning of “made in China” to ordinary Chinese people, while Using documents the lives of drug dealers; Director Zhou Hao will talk about how the documentaries can disclose the stories of the under-privileged people after the screening;
Renowned writer Chang Tieh Chih, musicians Anthony Wong, Adrian Chow and Milk Orange will share the ideal and responsibility of music creation in the Salon “Sound and Anger”. The best is yet to come, local indie experimental rock band Chochukmo, singer-songwriters Tang Yi and Wynne Lo will be will be featured in the concert.
Date: 18 Mar 2015 (Wed)
16:00-17:45 Documentary Screening Using
19:00-20:25 Documentary Screening Cotton
20:25-21:30 Film Salon
Zhou Hao – Journalist, Director of Using and Cotton
Wong Ying Yu – Project Manager, China Programme Unit, Oxfam
Yang Jinlin – Renowned Host
1. Using is in Putonghua with Chinese subtitles
2. Cotton is in Putonghua and dialect, with Chinese and English subtitles
3. Film Salon will be conducted in Putonghua
Date: 19 Mar 2015 (Thur)
17:00 – 18:30 Music Salon: Sound and Anger – Ideal and Responsibilities of Music Creation
Anthony Wong - Musician
Chang Tieh Chih – Writer, Editor of City Magazine
Adrian Chow - Musician
Mike Orange - Guitarist, Chochukmo member
20:00-21:30 Concert: The Best is Yet to Come
Performer:Chochukmo, Tang Yi and Wynne Lo
Venue: Run Run Shaw Hall, Chinese University of Hong Kong
This is part of the activities of “Talents Incubation Program”.
“Talents Incubation Program” is financially supported by the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Organiser: Renaissance Foundation
Event Partner: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Office of the Arts Administrator of The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Collaborator: I‧CARE Programme of Chinese University of Hong Kong
Enquiries: 2811 8766
About the documentaries
Director: Zhou Hao
Language: Putonghua (with Chinese subtitles)
Duration: 104 min
Synopsis: The director himself (who's also a journalist) encountered in an interview a small group of people who, despite all odds, willingly invite him into their world of drug use and peddling. That's how "Using" was born. What exactly is the relationship between a filmmaker and those being portrayed, "Using" has the answer.
Director: Zhou Hao
Language: Putonghua (with English & Chinese subtitles)
Duration: 82 min
Synopsis: Cotton documents the stories of ordinary Chinese people. The contemporary Chinese society appears to be full of opportunitie dder. By looking into the iconic labour-intensive cotton industry, the documentary reveals the life of the working class as well as the meaning of ‘Made in China’ to ordinary Chinese people.
Cotton was awarded the Best Documentary at the 51st Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2014. Director Zhou Hao will join a discussion after this premiere in Hong Kong.
The content of these activities does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
The organizer reserves the right for programmes changes without prior notice.